World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program 2017
Deadline: November 2, 2016
Application is open for the Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP) 2017. The RSMFP provides support to PhD candidates from developing countries working in academic and research institutions in a developing country who seek 6-10 months of funding to conduct PhD research in a World Bank member country other than their home country or country of residence. RSMFP was established in 1982 with $2.8 million in funding from the World Bank and the governments of Bangladesh, China, India, Kuwait, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, and former Yugoslavia.
- RSMFP provides 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.
- This fellowship supports PhD candidates from developing country to conduct innovative, development-related, doctoral research under the supervision of a research advisor abroad.
- Review the Application Guidelines and FAQs. The Application Guidelines contain the complete set of eligibility requirements associated with this fellowship;
- Apply online and use the instructions “Accessing the Online RSMFP Application” to Log-in;
- Refer to “Navigating the Online RSMFP Application” posted below for guidance on how to maneuver within the various components of the online application;
- Complete the application, referring to the Application Guidelines and FAQs posted above.
- The FAQs document is updated regularly to ensure clarity of instructions;
- You will be required to upload a proposed budget for RSM financing in the application. The template you are required to use for this budget can be download here;
- Regarding some eligibility criteria you may want to refer to the list of World Bank member countries, and to the list of World Bank countries that can receive Bank financing.
For more information, visit Robert S. McNamara Fellowships.