World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship

Every year the RSM Program provides grants of up to $25,000 to PhD candidates from developing countries to conduct innovative, development-related, PhD research under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad.

Fellows must commit to return to their home country when their fellowship ends to complete their PhD and to work.

Preference is given to lecturers and researchers who are employed in academic or research institutions in their home country and are currently enrolled in PhD programs.

Core Eligibility Criteria:

  • Home country is a World Bank member developing country.
  • Not a dual citizen of a developed country.
  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program in a member country of the World Bank.
  • Completed all coursework and exam requirements for your PhD.
  • Have a master’s degree.
  • Be 35 years or younger.
  • You meet one of the following conditions:

a) You are enrolled in a PhD program in your home country, and not currently employed.
b) You are enrolled in a PhD program in your home country or another World Bank member country and are working in an academic or research institution in your home country.

Apply here.

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