World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program for Developing Countries, 2016

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The World Bank is offering doctoral research program related to development for applicants of World Bank member countries.

The aim of the bank is to reach the best and brightest researchers and lecturers from the highest quality institutions and region’s universities, research centers and relevant professional networks.

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.

There are specific language requirements of each country and university so student should go through these before applying.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing doctoral research program.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded to conduct innovative, development-related research.

Scholarship Award:  Fellowship of 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.

Scholarship can be taken at: Any Host Institution outside of the fellow’s country.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following general criteria to be eligible for a fellowship award:
-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;
-Have a host advisor abroad at a university, research or development institution in a World Bank member country willing to host the fellowship research.

Nationality: Students of  World Bank member country can apply for the Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program.

College Admission Requirement:

English Language requirement: There are specific language requirements of each country and university so student should go through these before applying.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Deadline: Applicants can submit the applications on or before February 2, 2016.

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