Application Deadline: February 29, 2016.
The Programme was launched in 1413H (1992), named ‘The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology‘ (MSP).
The objective of the programme is to develop technically qualified human resources in the IDB member countries by providing scholarships to promising and outstanding scholars and researchers to undertake advanced studies and research in the fields of applied science and technology needed for the development of the member countries.
The Programme is designed to help promising research students to pursue a full-time three-year Ph.D study in scientific disciplines that enhance development in IDB member countries, with priority to Health/Medicine, Agriculture/Food Production, Water Resources/Desertification, Energy/Infrastructure Development, Nanotechnology and ICT for Development.
To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must meet the following basic criteria:
For PhD programme, fields of studies under the programme are determined by the priority needs of the country’s development in science and technology sectors and to supplement the IDB vision 1440H. Current focus is thus on the following fields of studies:
Health/medicine, Agriculture/Food production, Water Resources/ Desertification, Energy/Infrastructure Development, Nanotechnology, Development-focused ICT, and pure Science subjects.
Applications for post-doctoral research are invited to undertake a specific innovative project to address a problem-solving matter in member countries such as Malaria, Corona, Ebola, Food production, Water Resources/Desertification, Energy. This is to focus on most crucial development areas of IDB member countries in addition to what it was highlighted in the IDB Vision 1440H.
The scholarship covers the following benefits and entitlements:
The applicant must complete the application form and send it together with all the requisite documents, as mentioned on the concluding page of the form, through the office of the IDB Governor for the applicant’s country and not directly to the IDB Headquarters in Jeddah.
The application must reach the concerned IDB Governor’s Office or its designated office by February 29, 2016. Applications received directly at the IDB will not be entertained.
Islamic Development Bank
8111 King Khalid St.
Al Nuzlah Yamania Dist.
Unit. No. 1, Jeddah 22332-2444,
Tel: (966-12) 646-6833; Fax: (966-12) 646-6887
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