How to nominate
The prizes will be granted following a nomination process. A nomination package must be submitted online by an eligible institution with whom the nominee has had or still has a significant association. Consult the list of required documents for submission.
Who can nominate
An institution eligible to nominate a researcher must be an institution legally recognized as such in a low or middle-income country (i.e. listed on the current or a previous OECD DAC list of low and middle-income countries).
Who can be nominated
Institutions may nominate individuals with whom they have had or still have a significant association, meaning one where the nominee works or has worked, or has been on the Board or a key Board committee for a minimum of two years.
To be eligible for nomination, nominees must meet the following requirements:
- The nominee must be a citizen of a low or middle-income country (as listed on the current or a previous OECD DAC list of low and middle-income countries).
- The nominee must have received funding from IDRC. It is the nominating institution’s responsibility to describe how the funding was “foundational” to the nominee’s career path and/or accomplishments.
- The nominee must still be actively working for the public good in one or more low or middle-income countries or regions.
- The nominee must demonstrate one or more of the following leadership traits:
- ability to lead/manage high-quality research projects/teams;
- ability to translate research outputs and outcomes into impactful policy and/or practice;
- ability to mentor, nurture, and promote others.
- The nominee must have produced research of exceptional quality that has an active legacy of significant positive impacts related to the Sustainable Development Goals. The nominee’s IDRC-supported research must have played a considerable role in the construction of this body of work in one or more fields in which IDRC has supported research for development.
NB: The nominee must be able and prepared (over 24 months) to allocate the prize funds to research and/or research-related activities and/or training/mentoring and/or knowledge mobilization, including promotion of the impact and outcomes of research achievements.