Islamic Development Bank Undergraduate, Masters & PhD Scholarship Programmes 2019/2020

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The Islamic Development Bank ( IsDB) is pleased to announce that calls for scholarship applications for the academic year 2019-2020 are now opened through a new portal to receive online applications for the following programmes:

1. Undergraduate Scholarship Programme
2. Master Scholarship Programme
3. PhD Scholarship Programme
4. Post-Doctoral Research Programme
5. IsDB/ISFD Scholarship Programme for Vocational Education and Training (VET)
6. Joint Programme with The World Academy of Science (TWAS) in Trieste, Italy for Sustainability Science, Technology and Innovation

About the Scholarship
The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Scholarship Programmes are an important tool in the development initiatives led by the IsDB since 1983 to foster technology and knowledge sharing among member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries.

The Programmes are designed to attract talented male and female students and build the right competence required to empower communities with a special focus on “Sustainability Science” in line with the approved fields to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

For over (3) three decades, the Bank has been funding programmes for studies and researches in development-related fields and has helped to form a pool of over 9,000 well-trained and experienced development professionals and researchers transforming their countries and positively impacting future generations.

Levels
Undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, Post-doctoral

Field(s)
Different fields

Benefits

1.Undergraduate Scholarship Programme:

Since 1983, the programme has offered scholarship opportunities to 13996 students to study first degree-level education. So far, 8,987 have graduated and 2,379 are currently pursuing their study.

Benefits and facilities

The programme covers full tuition to be paid directly to the university, monthly living and books clothing allowances commensurate with the cost of living in the country of study, health insurance, etc.

For the students who are selected to study outside of their own countries, the IsDB also provides them with economic class tickets to and from the countries of study (once at the beginning and at the end of study).

To help students prepare themselves for their future leading role in the development of their communities and countries, the IsDB also provides them with extra-curricular activities under a special programme called “Mentorship Programme” to ensure their academic progress and social and psychological integration in the university as well as the local community environment

Obligations
Candidates granted the Scholarship are expected to:

1. Commit to cover, after graduation either the cost of the first year of his/her master’s degree. In this case, the IsDB will support him/her by covering the costs to complete his/her master’s degree or the tuition fees of the first year’s study for a new Undergraduate student from the same community he/she belongs to.

2. Sign a Surety Bond stating their commitment to their studies, their return to their countries upon completion of their studies and continuing work and services to “Sustainability Science, Technology and Innovation”in their countries;

3. Devote themselves to their studies on a full-time basis and without interruption and provide the IsDB with reports on their academic studies and activities on a regular basis;

4. Seek or accept no other scholarship or remunerated work during their studies under the Programme which may interfere with their studies or make fulfillment of their other obligations difficult unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the IsDB;

2. Master Scholarship Programme:

Since 1998, the programme has offered scholarship opportunities to 710 students to study master’s programme. So far, 364 have graduated and 142 are currently pursuing their study.

Benefits and facilities

The programme covers full tuition fees to be paid directly to the university, living allowance on single-status basis, health insurance, computer allowance, etc. and round-trip air-ticket and installation allowance for study abroad.

To help students prepare themselves for their future leading role in the development of their communities and countries, the IsDB also provides them with extra-curricular activities under a special programme called “Mentorship Programme” to ensure their academic progress and social and psychological integration in the university as well as the local community environment.

Obligations

Candidates granted the Scholarship are expected to:

1. Sign a Surety Bond stating their commitment to their studies, their return to their countries upon completion of their studies and continuing work and services to “Sustainability Science, Technology and Innovation”in their countries;

2. Devote themselves to their studies on a full-time basis and without interruption and provide the IsDB with reports on their academic studies and activities on a regular basis;

3. Seek or accept no other scholarship or remunerated work during their studies under the Programme which may interfere with their studies or make fulfillment of their other obligations difficult unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the IsDB

4. Respect the laws of the country of study and maintain good personal and professional conduct consistent with the rules, regulations and objectives of the Programme and the overall mission of the IsDB.

3. PhD and Post-doctoral research Programme :

Since 1993, the programme has offered scholarship opportunities to 1,201 students to study PhD and undertake post-doctoral research. So far, 581 have graduated and 277 are currently pursuing their study/research.

Concept

The Programme offers scholarships and is designed to help promising professionals and researchers to pursue a full-time Ph.D. study and/or Post-doctoral research in key areas of development with a special focus on “Sustainability Science”in linewith the IsDB President’s new strategy to empower communities to achieve the SDGs.

The programme study may be through course work, research or a combination of both. Whichever the mode, it must be completed within the specified three-year time frame and there is no possibility of extension with the IsDB funding.

Benefits and Facilities

The programme covers full tuition fees to be paid directly to the university, living allowance on single-status basis, health insurance, computer allowance, conference allowance etc. and round-trip air-ticket and installation allowance for scholar studying abroad.

To help students/scholars prepare themselves for their future leading role in the development of their communities and countries, the IsDB also provides them with extra-curricular activities under a special programme called “Mentorship Programme” to ensure their academic progress and social and psychological integration in the university as well as the local community environment.

4. IsDB/ISFD Programme for Vocational Training and Undergraduate Studies:

This programme is an IsDB new initiative for 21 LDMCs funded by the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) for the next ten years, starting from 2018 aiming at promoting entrepreneurships and reducing poverty.

The Programme aims at providing opportunities to financially impoverished, but academically successful young men and women to pursue bachelor degree and/or technical diploma in the scientific and social disciplines.

The ultimate aim is to improve their socio-economic conditions and enable them to make a meaningful contribution to the development of their countries.

Concept

The scholarship is awarded as an interest-free Flex-Pay Installment Loan (Qard Hasan) to the students. Repayment will take place once the students finish their study and secure a gainful employment, to a Local Education Trust Fund (LETF) established in each member country benefiting from the Programme.

Benefits and Facilities

The programme covers full tuition fees to be paid directly to the university, living allowance on single-status basis, health insurance, computer allowance, conference allowance etc. and round-trip air-ticket and installation allowance for scholar studying abroad.

To help students prepare themselves for their future leading role in the development of their communities and countries, the IsDB also provides them with extra-curricular activities under a special programme called “Mentorship Programme” to ensure their academic progress and social and psychological integration in the university as well as the local community environment.

5. Joint Programme with The World Academy of Science (TWAS) in Trieste, Italy for Sustainability Science, Technology and Innovation:

This programme started in 2017 as an IsDB initiative for capacity building aiming at building critical mass in the fields of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to address sustainable development challenges of its member countries.

Scope:

The programme offers:

Post-Doctoral Fellowships:

The Fellowships will support scientists for research visits of 3 months in selected Centers of Excellence. Fellowships will be awarded to scientists who will have a role in empowering their society.

Grants for Joint Research and Technology Transfer Projects

•The Grants will fund joint projects to bring together complementary expertise that will tackle complex global challenges that often require an interdisciplinary approach.

•One joint project will be selected. The project will see two research groups from different IDB countries. The research question will likely focus on an issue relevant to both countries involved. Grants will be assigned on a competitive basis to those projects which actually produce a major and real-time impact.

High Level Training Workshops on the Science-Policy-Diplomacy Nexus:

  • It aims to conduct high level training workshops on the Science-Policy-Diplomacy Nexus that would bring together scientists, policy-makers and diplomats to focus on issues of high priority for the region and within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals.
    Support for Refugee Scientists and Other Scientists at risk in IsDB Member Countries

    •It aims to support refugee scientists and other scientists at risk in IsDB member countries that are being affected by civil strife or war.

    •Efforts will be made to support them at universities and research centres in other IsDB member countries, but also in other countries.

    Deadline
    February 28, 2019

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