IsDB Announces $450,000 Prizes in Science & Tech. & Women Contribution to Development

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)
has announced the call for nominations to win various prizes in Science
and Technology and Women Contribution to Development.

Winners of the prizes for 1438H (2017) will receive cash awards in
different amounts totaling US$450,000, during the Annual Meeting of the
IsDB Board of Governors to be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in May 2017.

The prizes in Science & Technology and Women Contribution to
Development are in different categories. The categories under the
Science & Technology Prize are:

(a) Outstanding scientific or technological contribution to the
socio-economic development of a member country, (b) 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, and (c)
Scientific research institutions in IDB least developed member
countries (LDMCs).

Winners of the three categories under the Science & Technology Prize will each receive US$100,000.

For its part, the prize for Women Contribution to Development
consists of two cash awards of (a) US $50,000 for a woman or a group of
women, and (b) US $ 100,000 for an organization. The theme of this year
is “Women’s Contribution to the Prevention and Control of Cancer.”

The President of IsDB, Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali, said, “Supporting high
quality research in Science & Technology will go a long way in
positioning our member countries to compete in the global economy. IsDB
will continue to support universities, research institutes and
individual researchers in their effort to make the world a better

“IsDB recognizes the contribution of women in development. Our role
is to support and inspire them in their effort to reduce poverty,
inequality, promote education and give hope to the hopeless,” Dr. Ali

The deadline for the submission of applications is 1 Rabi Awwal 1438H
(30 November 2016). Application forms and details about each prize are
available on the IsDB website:

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