RSM Fellowships Program

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program provides support to young researchers working in academic and research institutions from eligible countries preparing a doctoral thesis.

 Research grants cover residence costs for a 5 to 10 month period in a renowned university or research center. Fellows are expected to advance their research work mainly by using the facilities and resources provided by the host institution and by interacting with peers.

Up to US$25,000 for a 5-10 month period between December 2013 and November 2014 for travel and conduct PhD studies / research at a university of a World Bank member country. The research proposal must be endorsed by her/his PhD thesis advisor. Upon completion of the program McNamara fellows return to their home country for work.

Core Eligibility Criteria:
·         45 years old or under
·         Home country is a developing country
·         Currently enrolled in a PhD program that is located outside their home country and in a member country of the World Bank.
·         Professional ties to academic or research institutions located in their home country, indicating intent / commitment to return home after attaining PhD.
·         Have a master’s degree.

Application Process:

The complete list of eligibility criteria, the application forms and the guidelines are available on the World Bank Scholarships Program website:

Completed application packages must be postmarked on or before July 31, 2013 and mailed to World Bank Institute Scholarship Program at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., as stated in application guidelines.

Up to 15 awards will be announced in November 2013.

Information requests (but not applications) may be sent to:

fax: (202) 522-4036


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