IsDB Scholarship Programmes

The call for 2019-2020 Academic year will be open from 20th December 2018 to 28th February 2019. Interested candidates are welcome to submit their applications by visiting the IsDB Scholarships Site.

Foreword

Human resources development lies at the heart of development agenda of the IsDB. Today, the driving force behind the global economy is knowledge. This means economically successful nations rely more on the quality of their human resources, rather than their natural resources, to compete in an increasingly competitive world.

We are moving from a production-based society into a knowledge-based society where human resources are becoming more important than raw materials, whose prices are in constant downfall, and where capital is no longer sufficiently profitable unless it is accompanied by the "added values" of intellectual input and innovation. In other words, human resources development is the cornerstone of the entire development process.

As a development Bank, the role of the IsDB has not been limited to providing resources and financing operations, it has also been striving to help develop the human resources, ensure technology transfer to its member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries and build their technical capacities.

The launching of the IsDB Scholarship Portal is intended to put great emphasis on the development of human resources by improving access to talented students and scholars to quality higher education and research and use their full potential in a productive manner to play a vital role in the development of technology-based economy in the IsDB member countries as well as in Muslim Communities in non-member countries.

It also can be considered as a call from the IsDB to renew and reaffirm its commitment to human capital development for producing a high quality of life in which people are transformed from a social burden to a productive contributor and to appreciate the role of qualified human resources as a key driver of economic growth.

Dr. Hayat Sindi
Senior Advisor to the President
For Science, Technology and Innovation
Islamic Development Bank