World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship for PhD Research


Deadline:

February 02, 2016

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World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship for PhD Research

This fellowship supports developing country PhD candidates 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:

1. Review the Application Guidelines and FAQs posted below. The Application Guidelines contain the complete set of eligibility requirements associated with this fellowship.

Application Guidelines

2. 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

3. Refer to "Navigating the Online RSMFP Application" posted below for guidance on how to maneuver within the various components of the online application.

Navigating the Online RSMFP Application

4. Complete the application, refering to the Application Guidelines and FAQs posted above. Please note:

i) The FAQs document is updated regularly to ensure clarity of instructions.

ii) 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 downloaded here.

iii) 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.

ELIGIBILITY

1. Determine if you are eligible. You must meet all of the following criteria in order to be eligible for this fellowship. See the list posted on the RSMFP website of eligible World Bank member countries that can receive Bank financing.

i. You are a national of a Bank member country eligible to receive World Bank financing. World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP)

ii. You are not a national of any country not eligible to receive World Bank financing (for example, you cannot be a dual citizen of a country that cannot receive World Bank financing).

iii. You are currently enrolled in a PhD program in a World Bank member country eligible to receive World Bank financing.

iv. While enrolled in the PhD program, you have resided in a World Bank member country eligible to receive World Bank financing.

v. You will have completed all coursework and exams required by your PhD program at the time of application deadline.

vi. You are 35 years or younger as of February 02, 2016.

vii. 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.

viii. You have not previously been the recipient of the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program.

ix. You are accepted as a visiting scholar for a period of six to ten months by a university or research center 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.

x. Your research proposal for RSMFP funding is endorsed by your PhD thesis supervisor and your host institution research advisor.

xi. You can begin your fellowship between July and December, 2016.

xii. You are able to complete your proposed fellowship research in 6 to 10 months.



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