HEC has received offer of Scholarships, from Islamic Development Bank (IDB), for PhD and Post Doctoral Program, offered in the world renowned universities, for the session 2012-2013. Application are invited from all bright Pakistani / AJK nationals, possessing very good standing/grades, as required by the IDB, belonging to the Public, Private Universities and R&D bodies, who would like to pursue their career in Science and Technology, in their home country. The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme aims at developing technically qualified human resources in the IDB member countries by providing scholarships to promising and/or outstanding scholars and researchers to undertake advanced studies and/or research in the fields of applied science and technology needed for the development of the member countries. The main objectives of this programme are: To develop technically qualified human resources in the IDB member countries; To enhance the scientific, technological and research capability and potential of scholars and researchers in IDB member countries; To help meet the needs of the IDB member countries in areas of science and technology; and To strengthen the scientific, technological and research capability of institutions in member countries.
-Eligibility Criteria for PhD. Applicants for the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme should have: 1. Age below 35 for Ph.D study. 2. Have Completed MSc in the field of science/technology related to and/or listed under the Programme; 3. Above average (“Very Good”) academic standing, (as required by IDB); 4. Post-Master Degree work and/or research experience of not less than two (2) years for Ph.D study in the field related to and/or listed under the Programme; 5. Currently employed in any Academic Institution / University or R&D organization. 6. The para ‘E’ of the IDB Application form is duly filled and stamped by the employing institution/university/organization. 7. A record of publications/research in the same field (if available); 8. A proposed field of study and/or research in one of the fields listed under the approved fields of study with its scientific and development relevance to the country being clearly demonstrated in a research proposal