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 is designed to help promising research students to pursue a full-time three-year Ph.D. study in scientific disciplines that enhance development in IDB member countries, with priority to Sustainable Agricultural, Education for Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Energy, Sustainable Cities, Responsible Growth, Waste Management, Population Growth, Green Chemistry, Biodiversity, Plastic Pollution and Micro Plastics, Water and Hygiene, Health, ICT for Development, Innovation & Infrastructure Development, Islamic Economics, Finance & Banking, and Development related Social Sciences. The Programme is also designed to help researchers to undertake a six-twelve month specific innovative post-doctoral research project to address a problem-solving matter in member countries on the above mentioned fields of study.
The scholarship covers the following benefits and entitlements:
- All academic expenses
- Living allowances on single status basis
- Health Insurance
- Round trip air-tickets to and from place of study