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.
2. To apply, click on APPLY ONLINE HERE and use the instructions "Accessing the Online RSMFP Application" posted below to Log-in.
3. Refer to "Navigating the Online RSMFP Application" posted below for guidance on how to maneuver within the various components of the online application.
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.