About 2017 World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program for PhD Candidates from Developing Countries
The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP) provides support to developing country nationals who are PhD candidates from developing countries and 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.
November 2, 2016
- You are a citizen of a Bank member country eligible to receive World Bank financing.
- You are not a citizen of any country not eligible to receive World Bank financing.
- You are enrolled in a PhD program in a World Bank member country eligible to receive World Bank financing at the time you submit your application.
- While enrolled in a PhD program, you have resided in a World Bank member country eligible to receive World Bank financing.
- You will have completed all coursework and exams required by your PhD program at the time you submit your application.
- You are 35 years or younger on the Application Deadline date.
- You are not an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of all types of appointments of the World Bank Group (The World Bank, International Development Association, International Finance Corporation, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlements of Investment Disputes). Nor are you a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew.
- You have not previously been the recipient of the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program.
- You are accepted as a visiting scholar for a period of six to ten months by a university or research institution in a World Bank member country other than your country of citizenship and, if applicable, other than a developing country in which you currently reside.
- Your research proposal for RSMFP funding is endorsed by your PhD thesis supervisor and your host institution research advisor.
- You can begin your proposed fellowship between April and September 2017.
- You are able to complete your proposed fellowship research in 6 to 10 months
How to Apply
This fellowship supports PhD candidates from developing country to conduct innovative, development-related, doctoral research under the supervision of a research advisor abroad.
To begin the web-based application process for a Robert S. McNamara fellowship, we recommend that you:
- Review the Application Guidelines and FAQs posted below. The Application Guidelines contain the complete set of eligibility requirements associated with this fellowship. Application_Guidelines, FAQs (these FAQs are updated regularly)
- To apply, click on APPLY ONLINE HERE and use the instructions “Accessing the Online RSMFP Application” posted below to Log-in. Accessing_the_Online_RSMFP_Application
- 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.
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