2013 The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology (MSP) in Abroad

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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.Priority 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 Cambridge University, Oxford University, Nottingham University and Birmingham University in the UK, Paris-Tech in France and KAUST in Saudi Arabia, or from the top 50 universities on the THES list.

– 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.

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