ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT BANK (IDB) merit scholarship programme 2015-16

HEC has received an opportunity of scholarships, from Islamic Development Bank (IDB), for PhD as well as Post-Doctoral Program, provided in the renowned universities of the world, for the academic year 2015-2016.
These applications are appealing from permanent or the regular employee of academic institutions as well as R&D bodies of Pakistani or the residents of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, having very good grades, as needed by the IDB, Universities, who would like to chase their career in Science and Technology, in their origin state.
The main aim of the program is to develop technically qualified human resources in the IDB member countries by offering the scholarships to promising as well as brilliant scholars and researchers to chase the advanced studies and research in the fields of applied science as well as technology required for the development of the neighbor states.
The program offers the scholarships for study and research at two levels:
(i) 3 years PhD study or research
(ii) 6 to 12 months of Post-Doctoral research.
Eligible candidates for the scholarships:
To hold the scholarship, the candidate must meet the following eligibility criteria:
o Age of candidate must not be more than 35 years for Ph.D. study, and not more than 40 years for Post-Doctoral research;
o Eternal or regular employee to a research or academic or development institution in science and technology in Pakistan
o The candidate must possess the obligatory academic background in the relevant field of their proposed study or the research and have some professional or research experience in the relevant field;
o Validate that the research proposal has scientific and technological consequence along with the objective of meeting the priority development needs of the country;
o The candidate must have good command of the language of the institution of study as well as the capability to hold the scientific work in it.
Fields of study:
These scholarships are offered to candidates in the field of Health or medicine, Agriculture or Food production, Water Resources or Desertification, Energy or Infrastructure Development, Nanotechnology, Development-focused ICT, and also for chasing science subjects.
The scholarship covers the following advantages as well as entitlements:
o All academic expenditures
o Living expenses
o Health Insurance
o Round trip air-tickets to and from place of study
o Conference Participation allowance
o Scientific Paper preparation allowance
o Computer allowance (for Ph.D. only)
o Family allowance (for Ph.D. only)
How to apply for scholarship:
Students can apply for this scholarship online
Required Documents:
Completely fill IDB application form:
o HEC PhD Application Form (available at official website)
o HEC Post-Doctoral Application Form (available at official website)
o Completely fill HEC application form with the assistance of computer, don’t attach both HEC and IDB forms.
o IDB PhD Application Form (available at official website)
o IDB Post Document Application Form (available at official website)
Application Deadline:
The candidates are advised to send 3 Complete Sets of IDB Application Form together with the HEC Form as mentioned above on before 27th February 2015
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