Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology (MSP)
For Academic Year 2017-18
- The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is delighted to
announce 50 scholarships under the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for
High Technology for the academic year 2017-18. The scholarships will be
awarded to successful applicants effective September 2017.
The applicant must be a citizen of an IDB member country, be a
permanent employee of an academic institution or a research centre of
his/her country and must satisfy all the eligibility requirements of
- 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
successful candidate for the PhD programme must secure admission at one
of the universities listed in the Times Higher Education Supplement
(THES). Please visit the THES website: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings.
shall be given to those Ph.D. applicants who have secured admission at
universities that have concluded a cooperation agreement with the IDB
such as University of Cambridge, Queen Mary University of London,
University of Nottingham, University of Birmingham, Imperial College
London,University College London in the United Kingdom, Copenhagen
University in Denmark, Princeton University in USA, and KAUST in Saudi
- Applicants for post-doctoral research are invited to undertake a
six-twelve month specific innovative project to address a
problem-solving matter in member countries such as Malaria, Corona, Ebola, Food production, Water Resources/Desertification, Energy, etc.
at Research Centres of Excellence which have the facilities and
equipment to undertake cutting-edge research projects, both in IDB
member countries as well as in advanced countries. 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 successful candidate for the Postdoctoral Research Project must
secure invitation letter from one of the Research Centres of Excellence
in either the IDB member countries or advanced countries, and not from
- The scholarship comprises tuition fees, living allowance
on single-status basis, health insurance and round-trip air-ticket. The
selected candidates are not entitled to bring their families with
- The prospective applicants should visit the IDB website:
www.isdb.org to download the Programme’s application form and to read
full information about the eligibility requirements, how to apply, the
Programme’s benefits and facilities.
- 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 January 31, 2017. Applications received directly at the IDB will not be entertained
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