This involves a grant of up to US$10,000 per calendar year to one or more graduate students studying engineering or science in preparation for a career in desalination or water technologies.
The aim of the IDA scholarship is to encourage engineers and scientists to further their education in subjects related to desalination and water reuse. The scholarship provides financial assistance to graduate students who have been accepted into a graduate programme of doctoral studies and who intend to pursue a desalination and water reuse related research thesis.
To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must be current members of IDA, have graduated from an accredited university, and be from the top 10% of their class in science or engineering. Applicants are considered on the basis of undergraduate transcripts, references and motivation for a career in desalination or water technologies. Candidates must also exhibit leadership and achievement potential. Four references are required, with at least one from an IDA director or member. The applications are reviewed by the IDA scholarship committee, which has at least two IDA members from universities.
The deadline for applications is 1st June and the submission must include evidence of other source or sources of funding to supplement this scholarship, admission to a postgraduate program, past academic records and references. The recipient(s) will be announced in August.