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Saturday, 18 December 2010

PhD and Postdoctoral Scholarships 2011 – Islamic Development Bank

Deadline for submission of applications: December 31, 2010.

The Programme was launched in 1413H (1992), named as ˜The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology’ (MSP).

Objective and Scope
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 offers scholarships for study and research at two levels: (i) 3-year Ph.D. study/ research, and (ii) 6-12 months of Post-Doctoral research.

The concept is to assist the needs of the IDB member countries and their institutions in developing high quality and hi-tech human resources in science and technology areas that they are lacking but crucial for their development.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must meet the following basic criteria:

  • Age not over (a) 35 years for Ph.D. study, and (b) 40 years for Post-Doctoral research;

  • Attached to a research/academic/development institution in science and technology in their respective country;

  • Must possess the required academic background in the related field of their proposed study/research and have some professional/research experience in the respective field;

  • Demonstrate that the research proposal has scientific and technological relevance with the objective of meeting the priority development needs of the country;

  • Have good command of the language of the institution of study and the ability to conduct scientific work in it.

  • Fields of Study

    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.

    Place of Study
    The selected candidates are to pursue their research and study at the top most reputable academic and research institutions worldwide.

    The scholarship covers the following benefits and entitlements:
    * All academic expenses
    * Living allowances
    * Health Insurance
    * Round trip air-tickets to and from place of study
    * Conference Participation allowance
    * Scientific Paper preparation allowance
    * Computer allowance (for Ph.D. only)
    * Family allowance (for Ph.D. only)

    Annual time-table
    The Programme is announced through the IDB Governors’ Offices in the countries concerned by the following annual time-table:

    September - Announcement of the Programme

    December 31 – Deadline for submission of applications to IDB Governor’s Office

    How to apply
    Downloaded application form for 3-Year Ph.D. Study or application form for Post-Doctoral Research. The applications must be submitted through the nominating institutions to the Office of the IDB Governor for the country. It is the Office of the IDB Governor that will forward the applications to the IDB and not the individual applicants or the nominating institutions. Applications sent directly to the IDB will not be considered.

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