IsDB an­nounces $300,000 awards for sci­ence & tech­nol­ogy

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Zakariyya Adaramola

The Is­lamic Devel­op­ment Bank has an­nounced the call for nom­i­na­tions to win var­i­ous prizes in Sci­ence & Tech­nol­ogy. Up to US $300, 000 would be won in dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories, a state­ment from the bank said.

The prizes are awarded each year dur­ing the An­nual Meet­ing of the IsDB Board of Gover­nors Meet­ing. The next An­nual Meet­ing would take place in April 2018 in Tu­nisia.

The three cat­e­gories are: Out­stand­ing sci­en­tific or tech­no­log­i­cal con­tri­bu­tion to the so­cio-eco­nomic devel­op­ment of a Mem­ber Coun­try, ex­cel­lence in a given sci­en­tific dis­ci­pline, and noted sci­en­tific re­search in­sti­tu­tion in a Least De­vel­oped Mem­ber Coun­try.

Each Prize con­sists of a cash award of US$100,000 and a cer­tifi­cate.

“IsDB is com­mit­ted to pro­mot­ing Sci­ence & Tech­nol­ogy in mem­ber coun­tries. I urge the Sci­en­tists in IsDB mem­ber coun­tries to take ad­van­tage of this op­por­tu­nity to come up with pi­o­neer­ing re­search and in­no­va­tion that will im­prove the lives of the cit­i­zens in IsDB mem­ber coun­tries,” said Dr. Ban­dar Ha­j­jar, IsDB Pres­i­dent.

The ob­jec­tives of the prizes are to ac­knowl­edge the achieve­ments and con­tri­bu­tions of sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy in­sti­tu­tions in IsDB mem­ber coun­tries, and to en­cour­age them to pro­mote re­search, in­no­va­tion and ex­cel­lence.

The dead­line for re­ceiv­ing ap­pli­ca­tions is 30th Novem­ber 2017G (12 Rabi-1 1439H). Ap­pli­ca­tion forms are avail­able on IsDB web­site: www.isdb.org

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