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IDRC launches David Hopper Prizes for Leadership in Research for Development

January 20, 2020
IDRC is pleased to announce the launch of the David Hopper Prizes for Leadership in Research for Development, which will recognize outstanding achievement in the field of international development.
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IDRC / Andrew Esiebo

These prizes, bestowed in memory of the Centre’s first president, will recognize two individuals for whom IDRC support has been foundational and whose sustained original thought and leadership have led to significant positive societal impact. The prizes are available to outstanding researchers from low or middle-income countries who have previously received or currently receive IDRC support.

The deadline for submissions is March 18, 2020. The two CA$50,000 awards will be announced by mid-May 2020.

As IDRC celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2020, the prizes recognize how five decades of support for innovative research is changing lives for the better.

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David Hopper

David Hopper served as IDRC’s first president from 1970–1978. He led the establishment and growth of the Centre as an innovative organization focused on initiating, encouraging, supporting, and conducting research to promote the economic and social advancement of the Global South.

Learn more about the David Hopper Prizes for Leadership in Research for Development.