Merit scholarship programme for high technology

Islamic development bank


2011-2012 Academic Year

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is delighted to announce that scholarship under the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology for the year 1432H (2011-12) are open for application. The scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants in September 2011.

The Programme is designed to help promising research to pursue a full-time three-year Ph.D study or a six-twelve month post-doctorial research work in scientific disciplines that enhance development in IDB member countries; for instance, health/medicine, agriculture/food production, water resources/desertification, energy/infrastructure development, nanotechnology and development-focused ICT. Some scholarships are also available for studies and research in invention-related abstract sciences.

The scholarship comprises tuition fees, living allowance, health insurance, round-trip air-ticker and conference participation allowance in general, and computer and dependency allowances for Ph.D students;

The applicant must be a citizen of an IDB member country, must be a permanent employee of an academic institution or a research center of his/her country and must satisfy all the eligibility requirements of the Programme;

The successful candidate must secure admission to one of the universities listed in the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES). The list is available on the IDB website:

Priority shall be given to applicants who have secured admission at universities that have concluded a cooperation agreement with the IDB such as Cambridge University, Nottingham University and Birmingham University in the UK or from the top 50 universities on the THES list.

The prospective applicants should visit the IDB website: 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 as well as the names of universities.

The applicant must complete the application form in english and send it together with 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.

For citizens of the Republic of Kazakhstan the application must reach the IDB Governor’s Office in Almaty by January 15, 2011. Applications received directly at the IDB will not be entertained.

The Republic of Kazakhstan: P.O. Box 194, 050000, Almaty

Tel: +7 (727) 2727000/2727001

Fax: +7 (727) 2501303

Saudi Arabia: Scholarship Division

Islamic Development Bank

P.O. Box 5925, Jeddah 21432, Saudi Arabia

Tel: (966-2) 646-6833 / 636-1400; Fax: 646-6887