Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prizes for Science and Technology -10th Edition (1433H- 2012G)
 
Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prizes for Science and Technology -10th Edition (1433H- 2012G)
 

INTRODUCTION

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

 PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

The IDB Prizes for S&T aim at encouraging merit institutions and promoting competition among S&T institutions. The Prizes also reflect the commitment of the IDB to implementing forward-looking policies and integrating advanced S&T applications in the development agenda of its member countries. Specific objectives of the Prizes are

to promote a sound and fruitful competition among S&T education and research institutions in its member countries for achieving excellence;to encourage and support the successful institutions in this competition;to raise the awareness of decision-makers and intellectuals about present and potential contribution of S&T to human development; and to highlight IDB’s policies and contributions towards S&T


IDB SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PRIZE CATEGORIES

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

PRIZE CATEGORIES

The IDB Science and Technology Prizes scheme consists 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

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)

APPLYING FOR THE PRIZES

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

Filling in an electronic application form
Interested institutions may complete the following electronic form

Application Form ( Arabic - English - French)

It should be completed by the institution following the these guidelines

Guidelines for Application Form ( Arabic - English - French)

The completed electronic application form should be sent to the IDB Science & Technology and Technical Cooperation Division Email : STPrize1433@isdb.org


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If the space provided for any specific information is insufficient, annexes may be used with reference to the respective field number

If access to the electronic form is not possible, the template form attached to the prize’s آ booklet may be used. All the information shall be typedآ  in font size 12. Hand filled applications formsآ  will not be accepted

The completed forms along with any attachments should be received by the IDB Science & Technology and Technical Cooperation Division or at one of the IDB Regional Offices

Candidate institutions should not have received any science prizes in the same discipline in the same year. آ A winning institution will not be eligible to compete for the prize for five years after winning the prize

A first-time applying institution not selected for any of the prizes will be considered in the subsequent year for competition unless آ it inform the IDB Science & Technology and Technical Cooperation Division Manager of its intention to withdraw its application

Upon receipt of the application form at IDB, an acknowledgement message will be sent to the applicant

Communications regarding the application may be performed through: Email - Fax - Telephone

The completed forms along with their attachments should be received by Science &Technology and Technical Cooperation Division in IDB no later than 05 Safar 1433H corresponding to 30 December 2011G, at the following address

The Manager
Science & Technology and Technical Cooperation Division, Islamic Development Bank
Islamic Development Bank
P.O. Box 5925 Jeddah 21432 - Saudi Arabia
Email: STPrize1433@isdb.org
Tel: +966-2-6466774       
Fax: +966-2-6467828

Or alternatively care of one of the IDB Regional Offices


ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PRIZE WINNERS

The announcement of winning institutions will be during the 37th Board of IDB Governors Meeting scheduled during the period 3-4 April 2012G (11-12 Jumada-I 1433H) in Khartoum, Republic of Sudan.
The names of the Prize Winners will also be announced through the following channels

Members of the IDB Board of Governors

Members of the IDB Board of Executive Directors

Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperationط¢   (COMSTECH) of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
Major S&T and Financial Partners of the IDB
International and IDB member countries media

Brochure for S&T Prize Arabic - English - French