Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Postgraduate Research Program 2021 (Fully Funded)

Application is open to the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Research Program 2021/22.

The Program was launched to produce technically qualified human resources in the IsDB member countries and Muslim Communities in non-member countries by providing scholarships to promising and outstanding scholars and researchers to undertake Ph.D. studies and Post-Doctoral research in development-related fields with a special focus on “Sustainability Science” and to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Presidency 5-Year Plan (P5P).

The IsDB postgraduate Program is designed to strengthen and enhance the scientific, technological, and research capability and the potential of scholars, researchers, institutions, and countries to meet the national needs in the area of science and technology to improve their socio-economic conditions.


The program covers the following items:

  • Monthly stipend commensurate with the cost of living in the country of study;
  • Tuition fees, if any, subject to IsDB’s approval;
  • Cost of medical treatment at the university/government hospital.
  • Economy class return air tickets (once at the time of joining and on completion of study). and
  • Installation and equipment allowance for the students selected to study abroad at partnered universities/countries.
  • Thesis preparation allowance
  • Scientific papers’ preparation allowance

The Program is designed to help promising and outstanding scholars from member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries who meet the following criteria:

  • Have a Master’s degree in one of the fields of study of the programme.
  • Have PhD degree in one of the approved fields of the programme.
  • Must have a record of publications/research in the same field.
  • Have a minimum (“Very Good”) academic standing;
  • Preferably have work and/or research experience.
  • Have a research proposal in one of the fields of study of the programme stating its scientific and development relevance to the community/country.
  • Be medically fit and be willing to undergo medical tests after selection.
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Application Process

For detailed information on how to apply, click here

Deadline: February 28, 2021

For more information visit the official site.

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