Introduction & Background:
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) invite fellowships applications from students intending to pursue Masters, MPhil and PhD degrees in South Asian universities in the fields of governance, security and justice. The program is open to nationals from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. SDPI will manage these fellowships in South Asia and the program focus is to address research gaps and analytical capacity in issues revolving around degree programs in governance, security and justice. SDPI’s Centre for Capacity Building will also coordinate for students, short term intensive training courses in research design, academic writing, field research, dissemination through advocacy and outreach. On the occasion of Sustainable Development Conference held annually in Islamabad, IDRC fellows will be given the opportunity to share their research findings during a multidisciplinary discourse.
The SDPI-IDRC Fellowships in Governance, Security & Justice in South Asia intend to produce highly skilled professionals, policy-makers, scholars and researchers on non-traditional security issues in the region. In particular, this program aims for: