RSM Fellowships Program Seeking Scholarship Applicants for PhD Research on Development
The World Bank Robert S. McNamara (RSM) Fellowships Program is open to women and men of developing nations undertaking PhD research related to development. Applicants should currently be university lecturers or researchers residing in developing countries.
• Be a citizen of a World Bank member developing country;
• Not be a dual citizen of a developed country;
• Be 35 years of age or younger;
• Be enrolled in a PhD program in a member developing country of the World Bank;
• Reside in a member developing country of the World Bank since enrolled in the PhD program;
• Have completed all coursework and exam requirements for attaining a PhD;
• Have a PhD thesis centered on a field of development
Up to $25,000 (U.S.) for developing country nationals to travel abroad to conduct development-related PhD research under the supervision of a host research advisor at a university, research or development institution in a World Bank member country.
Scholarship covers a 6 to 10 month period starting between July and December 2016. Preference in selecting fellows will be given to applicants currently employed as a lecturer or researcher at an academic or research institution in a member developing country of the World Bank.
The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program was established in 1982 to honor the former President of the World Bank, with contributions from the World Bank and the governments of Bangladesh, China, India, Kuwait, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, and former Yugoslavia.