Deadline Extended till 14 December 2016
The World Bank is inviting applicants for its Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP) 2017 that provide 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 provides up to $25,000 (U.S.) for developing country nationals.
- 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).
- 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
Interested applicants must apply online via given website.
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep. of, Congo, Rep. of, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, Egypt, Arab Rep., El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, The, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haití, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep. of, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Republic of, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s D.R., Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, FYR of, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, F.S., Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St.Vincent & the, Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Rep. Bol. de, Vietnam, Yemen, Republic of, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
For more information, please visit Robert S. McNamara Fellowships.