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- BY Nicole Pelette
The World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program awards fellowships for developing country PhD candidates to conduct innovative, development-related, doctoral research under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad through a residency period of 6 to 10 months.
Host Institution(s): Your fellowship can take place at any 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.
Level/Fields of Research: Doctoral research in development-related topics
Number of Awards: Not specified
Target group: Nationals of a Bank member country eligible to receive World Bank financing
RSMFP provides 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 advisor at a university, research or development institution in a World Bank member country. Scholarship covers a 6 to 10 month period.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a fellowship award:
On or after the date the call for RSMFP applications opens, not be an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of any type of appointment (including temporary and consultant) 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 be 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.
Applications will be received online at the official website. Deadline is 2 May 2019.
It is important to read the application guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Official Scholarship Website: