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The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology (MSP)
Islamic Development Bank
The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology (MSP)

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The Programme was launched in 1413H (1992), named 'The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology' (MSP).

Objective and Scope
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.

The concept is to assist the needs of the IDB member countries and their institutions in developing high quality and hi-tech human resources in science and technology areas that they are lacking but crucial for their development.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must meet the following basic criteria
  • 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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Ismael Afzal
Assistant Director , University Advancement
Phone Office: +92 91 9218500

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