IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology for IDB Member Countries, 2014/15

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Each year, Islamic Development Bank awards Merit Scholarship Programme for the students from IDB Member Countries. Scholarships are awarded to pursue research and study at the top most reputable academic and research institutions worldwide ranked by Times Higher Education Supplement (THES). However, priority is given to study/research at IDB partners universities. Scholarships are awarded up to 3-year for PhD study/ research and up to 6-12 months for postdoctoral research. The application deadline is December 31.. 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 PhD study/ research, and (ii) 6-12 months of Post-Doctoral research..  The Programme offers scholarships for study and research at two levels: (i) 3-year PhD study/ research, and (ii) 6-12 months of Post-Doctoral research.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to 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.
Benefits of the scholarship:  The scholarship covers the following benefits and entitlements: -All academic expenses -Living allowances -Health Insurance -Round trip air-tickets to and from place of study -Conference Participation allowance -Scientific Paper preparation allowance -Computer allowance (for PhD only) -Family allowance (for PhD only)
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Scholarships will be awarded up to 3 years for PhD study/ research and up to 6-12 months for postdoctoral research.
Number of scholarships:  Not Known

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