2016 World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (Up to  $25,000 Funds)

2016 World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (Up to $25,000 Funds)

Deadline: February 2, 2015

The World Bank invites eligible candidates to apply for its Robert McNamara Fellowship Program. This fellowship is open to women and men of developing nations undertaking PhD research related to development. Applicants should currently be university lecturers or researchers residing in developing countries.

Eligibility

  • Be a citizen of a World Bank member developing country;
  • Not be a dual citizen of a developed country;
  • Be 35 years of age or younger;
  • Be enrolled in a PhD program in a member developing country of the World Bank;
  • Reside in a member developing country of the World Bank since enrolled in the PhD program;
  • Have completed all coursework and exam requirements for attaining a PhD;
  • Have a PhD thesis centered on a field of development;
  • Have a host advisor abroad at a university, research or development institution in a World Bank member country willing to host the fellowship research.

Award

  • Up to $25,000 (U.S.) for developing country nationals to travel abroad to conduct development-related PhD research under the supervision of a host advisor at a university, research or development institution in a World Bank member country.
  • Scholarship covers a 6 to 10 month period starting between July and December 2016. Preference in selecting fellows will be given to applicants currently employed as a lecturer or researcher at an academic or research institution in a member developing country of the World Bank.
  • Fellows must commit to working in their home countries after completion of their PhD

 

How to Apply

Visit the World Bank Scholarships Program website (www.worldbank.org/scholarships) for the complete list of selection criteria, eligible fields of development, and instructions on preparing your application.

For more information, visit RSM Fellowship Program

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