Islamic Development Bank: Inviting applications for Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prizes for Science and Technology to recognize of the crucial role of Science and Technology (S&T) towards social and economic development.

Donor Name: Islamic Development Bank
Award name: Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prizes for Science and Technology-16th Edition (1439H- 2018G)

Award brief:  In recognition of the crucial role of Science and Technology (S&T) towards social and economic development, the IDB has, over the years, diversified and increased its assistance to its member countries in this area.

While the IDB continued to direct its efforts and financing to capacity-building, procuring equipment and establishing infrastructure of S&T, it has realized the necessity to develop a leading scientific elite among S&T institutions in member countries through the pursuit of excellence.

The Bank established the IDB Prizes for Science and Technology in 1422H (2001G). These prizes underscore the commitment to mustering the application of relevant contemporary scientific advancement for the socio-economic welfare of Member Countries by rewarding excellence among the academic and research institutions.

The objectives of the IDB Prizes for Science & Technology stand to:
● Acknowledge and encourage the achievements of the successful institutions;
● Promote sound and fruitful competition among the science and technology education and research institutions in Member Countries towards achieving excellence;
● Raise awareness of policy among decision makers about the present and potential contribution of science and technology to sustainable development.

Prize Categories: The Prizes are awarded only to institutions (not to individuals) in IDB member countries in the following categories:
● Category 1: Outstanding scientific or technological contribution to the socio-economic development of a member country.
● Category 2:Outstanding contribution to any of the following scientific disciplines: Engineering; Agriculture; Medicine; Biotechnology; Information Technology; Optronics; Material Sciences; Pharmaceutical; Industrial Microelectronics; Nanotechnology and alternative Energy Sources.
● Category 3: Noted scientific research institutions in IDB least developed member countries (LDMCs).

Deadline: 12 Rabi Awwal 1439H (30th November 2017G)

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Award limit:  The IDB Prizes for S&T consist of three (3) prizes awarded on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the IDB Board of Governors. Each prize will consist of a cash award of one hundred thousand (100,000) US dollars, a trophy and a certificate mentioning the name of the winner and its accomplishments.

Project start date: N/A
Project duration: N/A
Eligible organization: As below

● Applications are invited from national, regional and international academic/research/development institutions of member countries, private or public.

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How to apply:
The completed electronic application form should be sent to the IDB Capacity Development Department Email
● The completed forms along with their attachments should be received by the Capacity Development Department in IDB no later than no later than 12 Rabi Awwal 1439H (30th November 2017G), at the following address: Capacity Development Department,Islamic Development Bank P.O. Box 5925 Jeddah 21432 – Saudi Arabia, Email: Tel.: (966-12) 6466361, Fax: (966-12) 6467828
● Or alternatively care of one of the IDB Regional Offices (

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