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Islamic Development Programme for promotion of
Science And Technology 2008
While the IDB continued to direct its major efforts and financing to capacity building,
procurement of equipment and establishment of infrastructure in S&T applications, it
realized the necessity to develop a leading scientific elite among S&T institutions in
member countries through the pursuit of excellence; such a leadership is required to
sustain a growing momentum of scientific achievements by S&T centers of excellence
in IDB member countries.
The IDB Prizes for Science & Technology are expected to promote competition among
S&T institutions; the prizes would further herald the commitment of the IDB to
implement forward-looking policies and to avail advanced S&T applications in the
overall development agenda of its member countries. The objectives of the IDB Prizes
for Science & Technology are:
to promote a sound and fruitful competition among the S&T education and research
institutions in its member countries towards achieving excellence;
to encourage and to support the successful institutions emerging from this competition;
to raise the awareness of decision-makers and intellectuals about the present and
potential contribution of S&T to sustainable development; and
to emphasize S&T related policies and contribution of the IDB
Aitzaz Bin Sultan Rai M.D.
Asian Scholarship Foundation
Asian Scholarship Foundation is an independent Asian-led non-profit organization
registered in Thailand on March 11, 2002. It primarily addresses the current and
growing need for Asian specialists in Asia by offering opportunities to promising young
and mid-level scholars and professionals to bring to the fore knowledge of the countries
in the region and a better understanding of the contexts that shape global and regional
The Foundation seeks to develop regional expertise, to establish a multilateral network
of Asian specialists from many disciplines, professional fields and nations, to stimulate
inter-disciplinary research and inter-cultural comparison, and to contribute towards
new developments within existing area studies communities. It is funded by a grant
from the Ford Foundation.
Aitzaz Bin Sultan Rai M.D.
Allied Hospital Faisalabad.
Special Announcement from the AANS/CNS Section on
Tumors September 10, 2007
Section on Tumors - Now Accepting Applications for the 2008 International
The AANS/CNS Section on Tumors is pleased to announce it is accepting applicants for
the 2008 AANS/CNS Section on Tumors/BrainLAB International Research
Fellowship. The name recognizes the partnering of the Tumor Section with BrainLAB
AG, who provided an educationalgrant in support of this fellowship program.
This fellowship is open to international neurosurgeons or graduating residents from
outside the United States or Canada to perform clinical, translational or basic research
in the field of neurosurgical oncology in a clinical setting and/or laboratory. The
fellowship amount of $50,000 US is to be used for travel expenses and salary support
for a period of one year.
For more information and a copy of the application, please visit the Section on Tumors
Web site at www.Tumorsection.org.
The application deadline is November 15 - don't delay!
Suggested by: Arshad Ali <firstname.lastname@example.org>
2007 Global Development Awards and Medals Competition
Submissions are being accepted for the 2007 round of the Global Development Awards
and Medals Competition, which carries prizes in cash and travel of over US $180,000!
Submissions can be for a new research proposal or for a completed research paper on
any of the five themes below:
1. Fragile States: Addressing Vulnerability
2. Household Exposure to Risk: Effects on Poverty
3. The Rule of Law: Providing Security for Development
4. Women’s Rights, Security and Development: Challenges and Opportunities
5. Natural Resources: Risks and Implications for Sustaining Development
The deadline is September 17, 2007.
Under each category, GDN welcomes submissions from all branches of the social
sciences (Economics, Political Science, Sociology etc), especially multidisciplinary and
interdisciplinary projects. Submissions from qualified female researchers are
The finalists will present their papers and proposals at GDN’s Annual Global
Development Conference in Brisbane , Australia in January 2008.
For more information on the competition, including full descriptions of the categories,
visit the website at http://www.gdnet.org/2007awards .
Thanks & Regards,
Dr. Naureen Hadwani
Coordinator, Research Projects
Higher Education Commission: Research Grants
"The Program provides financial support for research in all disciplines of basic and
applied sciences, engineering and technology, social sciences and humanities.
Duration of a research grant is two to three years. The researcher is entitled to
scientific apparatus/equipment, laboratory supplies and consumables, utilities, special
literature, on line literature and other items that may be needed for the research
project; honoraria for the principal investigator (and co principal investigator, if
justified), salaries of research associate(s) and supporting staff travel within the
country for project-related activities.
An overhead of 2% of the total cost of the research grant proposed are provided to the
host institution to meet administrative and other expenses."
Pakistan Medical Research Council (PMRC) Research
"One of the major functions of the PMRC is to organize, co-ordinate and promote
scientific research in various disciplines of medical sciences and public health. PMRC
also provides support to investigators wishing to carry out research on important
nation health problems.
The purpose of these guidelines is to assist investigators applying to PMRC for a
research grant, in filling in the prescribed application form as completely and
accurately as possible, so as to enable the reviewers to take the decision promptly.
Research projects can be submitted to PMRC twice a year, by 30th of January and by
30th of July. Research projects received by 30th January will be considered for
funding in the first meeting of Technical Advisory Committee ( TAC ). Whereas, the
projects received after 30th of January and before 30th of July will be considered for
funding in the second meeting of TAC. "
Pakistan Science Foundation (Funding Section)
"The promotion of scientific research is the major objective of Pakistan Science
Foundation, which provides funding for research projects in Natural and Physical
sciences. Following are the main activities of undertaken in the Research Support
1. Grants to research projects submitted by individuals or groups of scientists in the
universities and research institutions throughout the country.
2. Institutional support to scientific institutions for provision of equipment, literature,
staff training facilities etc. to build institutional capabilities for conducting research.
3. Support to Scientific Societies/learned bodies.
4. Funding of Conferences, Seminars, Workshop etc.
5. Awards and Fellowships.
6. Scientists Pool."
Dr. Muazzam Nasrullah
B.Sc, M.B.B.S, MPH (Safety Promotion)
Section Emergency Medicine
Department Internal Medicine
The Aga Khan University