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.
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.
The Prizes are awarded only to institutions (not to individuals) in IDB member countries in the following categories:
Outstanding scientific or technological contribution to the socio-economic development of a member country.
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.
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.
The completed electronic application form should be sent to the IDB Capacity Development Department Email : STPrize1437@isdb.org
More details are available on the IDB website: