Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Merit Scholarship Program for High Technology 2016

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is delighted to announce 50 scholarships under the IDB Merit Scholarship Program for High Technology for the academic year 2016-17. Applications are invited for the Islamic Development Bank Merit Scholarship for High Technology 2016.

Objective of the Program 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 Program 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


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Eligibility Criteria for this Scholarship

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

-Age not over (a) 35 years for PhD 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: For PhD program, fields of studies under the program are determined by the priority needs of the country’s development in science & technology sectors and to supplement the IDB vision 144OH. 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 successful candidate for the PhD Program must secure admission at one of the universities listed in the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES). Please visit the THES Website


The scholarship covers the following benefits and entitlements:

(a) All academic expenses; (b) Living allowances; (c) Health Insurance; (d) Round trip air-tickets to and from place of study; (e) Conference Participation allowance; (f) Scientific Paper preparation allowance

How to Apply

Download the application form for 3-year PhD 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

As for Egypt, applications should be forwarded through the Ministry of Higher Education, Egypt instead of Office of the IDB Governor. Applications sent directly to the IDB will not be considered

Application Deadline: The application must reach the concerned IDB Governor’s Office or its designated office by 29th February 2016

Islamic Development Bank

Scholarship Division: Islamic Development Bank, P.O. Box 5925, Jeddah 21432, Saudi Arabia, Tel: (966-2) 646-6833, Email: [email protected], Website