The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) announced the 11th edition of its Prizes for Science and Technology (1434H-2013G).
The IDB established the Prizes in 1422H (2001G) to acknowledge and encourage the achievements of the scientific institutions.
These Prizes are annually awarded to institutions in IDB Member Countries in the following three categories: Outstanding scientific or technological contribution to the socio-economic development of a member country; Category 2: Outstanding contribution to any of the scientific disciplines of engineering, agriculture, medicine, biotechnology, information technology, optronics, material sciences, pharmaceutical, industrial microelectronics, nanotechnology and alternative energy sources and Category 3: Noted scientific research institutions in IDB least developed member countries (LDMCs).
Each winner receives a cash reward of $100,000 along with a trophy and a certificate.
Applications are invited from public or private national, regional and international academic or research or development institutions in IDB Member Countries. Applicants can fill in an electronic version of the application form on the IDB website www.isdb.org, following the posted guidelines and sending the completed application to STPrize1434@isdb.org.
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 no later than 29 Dhul-Qa’dah 1433H (15 October 2012G).
Two independent committees from outside the Bank will select the Winners which will be rewarded during the 38th Board of IDB Governors Meeting scheduled to take place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan from 11-12 Rajab 1434H (21-22 May 2013G).