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

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Scholarship Description:

The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology ,(MSP) in Abroad is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has launched its Merit Scholarship  Programme (MSP) for study or research in scientific disciplines that enhance  development in IDB member countries. The scholarship comprises tuition  fees, living allowance, health insurance, round-trip air-ticket and conference  participation allowance in general, and computer and dependency allowances  for PhD students. The application must reach the relevant IDB  Governor’s Office by December 31 each year. The Programme offers scholarships  for full-time three-year PhD study or a six-twelve month post-doctoral  research. The scholarship is for academic year 2013-14.

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is applicable  for 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  development-focused ICT. Course Level: This scholarship is  available for the PhD degree. Scholarship Provider: Islamic  Development BankScholarship can be taken at:  Abroad (Open to study/research at the world’s top most universities  ranked by Times Higher Education Supplement (THES). However, priority is given  to study/research at IDB partners universities )

Eligibility: - 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.

Scholarship Open for International Students: This  Scholarship is open for Comoros, Syria, Albania, Bangladesh, Somalia,  Burkina Faso, Chad, Cameroon, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, Yemen,  Tajikistan, Djibouti, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Gabon, Indonesia,  Gambia, Jordan, Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyz, Lebanon, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania,  Morocco, Pakistan, Mozambique, Niger, Palestine, Qatar, Kuwait,  Leone,  Cote dIvoire , Brunei, Guinea Bissau, Libya, Malaysia, Nigeria, Oman, Bahrain,  Algeria, Azerbaijan, Benin, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia,  Sudan, Suriname and Senegal students.

Scholarship Description: 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.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): 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.

What does it cover?  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 Ph.D. only) - Family  allowance (for Ph.D. only)

Selection criteria: All the applications submitted to the  IDB Governor’s Office are to go through the following process: - Screening  by the IDB Governor’s Office to forward to IDB the most eligible  applications; - In-house review at the IDB; - Scientific and technical  evaluation of eligible applications by a panel of external reviewers composed of  scientists and experts in their fields. - Final selection by the IDB.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply:  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.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application must  reach the concerned IDB Governor’s Office or its designated office  by December 31, 2012.

Further  Scholarship Information and Application

Degree Level:

The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology ,(MSP) in Abroad is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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