Application Deadline: 2nd February 2016
Offered annually? Yes.
Eligible Countries: World Bank Member Countries
To be taken at (country): Host Institution in any country other than candidates home country
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.
Eligible Subject Areas: Economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development related subject.
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.
Offered Since: 1982
Type: Doctoral 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;
- Be 35 years or younger as of February 02, 2016
- 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.
Value of Award: The total budget request cannot exceed US$25,000.
Number of Awards: Several
Duration of Award: onetime grant
How to Apply
Application forms are available in English, French, and Spanish in PDF format from link below
Visit the Scholarship Webpage
Sponsor: The World Bank