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Canadian International Development Scholarships 2030

To recognize and support top-achieving students in Canada, McMaster University is providing the Canadian International Development Scholarships 2030.

BCDI 2030 is valued at $18M CAD in funding (with up to $750,000 available per project) and is open to all members of Universities Canada (UnivCan) and Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).

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McMaster University is a renowned public university with a strong emphasis on research and teaching excellence. Established in 1887, the university boasts a 300-acre suburban campus that offers a welcoming and safe environment for its diverse student body of over 33,000 students. McMaster is known for its rigorous academic programs, including a robust engineering program and the prestigious Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

Application Deadline: May 17, 2024

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: McMaster University
  • Department: Office of International Affairs (OIA)
  • Course Level: Partnership Projects
  • Award: Up to $750,000 per project
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Multiple
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in the: Canada


  • Eligible Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Any subject offered by the university
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must meet all specified criteria, including being full-time faculty members/staff at McMaster University and adhering to the guidelines provided by the Office of International Affairs (OIA).

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit the application components along with the Grant Approval Application Form to [email protected] no later than Friday, May 17, 2024. Detailed guidelines, including marking breakdowns, funding allocations, and eligibility checklists, can be downloaded from the provided link.

For further inquiries, please contact Sarah Slasor in the Office of International Affairs at [email protected].


Successful applicants will have the opportunity to contribute to international development efforts, focusing on enhancing social and economic development, particularly through empowering women, while also receiving significant funding support for their projects.

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