World Bank funded Robert S. McNamara (RSM) International Postgraduate Fellowship Program 2013-2014.

Scholarship Name: Robert S. McNamara (RSM) International Fellowship Program

Brief description

The World Bank funds the Robert S. McNamara (RSM) International Fellowship for Doctoral students to study at host institution, in development related fields 2013-2014.

Accepted Subject Areas?

Economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development related subject.

About Scholarship

The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program was established in 1982 by a resolution of the Executive Directors to “award fellowships for full-time study or research at the postgraduate level in fields related to economic development, to be carried out at a recognized institution in a Bank member country other than the applicant’s home country”. The award amount was fixed at US$7,500 to cover research costs through the twelve months fellowship period.

World Bank ScholarshipsScholarship Offered Since: 1982

Scholarship Type: Doctoral scholarship Grant

Who is qualified to apply?

Applicants must meet the following general criteria to be eligible for a fellowship award:  

  • Be a national and resident of a World Bank member country which is currently eligible to borrow;
  • Candidates should be under 45 years of age. Candidates born before July 31, 1968 will not be considered;
  • Must have completed and been awarded at least a Master’s degree, or equivalent, at the time of application;
  • Be regularly registered in a development related doctoral program;
  • Must have completed all coursework and exam requirements for their doctoral program;
  • Be employed as full time lecturer or researcher by an academic or research institution in their home country;
  • Be accepted as a visiting scholar by a renowned university located outside the country of origin or residence for a period of five to ten months.

How Many Scholarship Positions are available? Several

How long will sponsorship last? Scholarship is a onetime grant

Eligible Countries: World Bank Member Countries

To be taken at (country): Host Institution in any country other than candidates home country

Application Deadline

is 31 July 2013

Offered annually? Yes.

How can I Apply?

Application forms are available in English, French, and Spanish in PDF format from link below

How can I get more information?

If you need more Information about this scholarship, visit the Scholarship Webpage

Sponsor:  The World Bank

Important Notes: Applications and correspondence should be mailed to:

The World Bank

Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program

1818 H Street, NW – MSN J4-402

Washington, DC 20433


The Program Office can also be contacted at:

Tel: +1 (202) 473-6849:

Fax: +1 (202) 522-4036

Email: [email protected]

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