The World Bank funded the Robert S. McNamara Doctoral research fellowships Program for young lecturers and researchers preparing a doctoral thesis. Research grants’ duration is 5 to 10 months period in a renowned university or research center. Applicants must have completed master’s degree, or equivalent. Students must be full time lecturer or researcher by an academic or research institution in their home country. Field of research is economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development& related subject. The selection criteria for fellowship award are academic performance, teaching and research experience, and relevance of the proposed research program. The maximum value of the grant is US$ 25,000. Send your complete application by July 31, 2013.
Candidate’s field of research should be related to development at the
master’s level, in fields such as economics, health, education,
agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other
development related subject.
Course Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD level.
Scholarship Provider: The World Bank
Scholarship can be taken at: Host Institution
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following general criteria to be eligible for a fellowship award:
-Be a national and resident of a World Bank member country which is currently eligible to borrow;
-Candidates should be under 45 years of age.
-Candidates born before July 31, 1968 will not be considered;
-Must have completed and been awarded at least a Master’s degree, or equivalent, at the time of application;
-Be regularly registered in a development related doctoral program;
-Must have completed all coursework and exam requirements for their doctoral program;
-Be employed as full time lecturer or researcher by an academic or research institution in their home country;
-Be accepted as a visiting scholar by a renowned university located
outside the country of origin or residence for a period of five to ten
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of World Bank member country can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: The
Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program provides support to young
researchers working in academic and research institutions from eligible
countries preparing a doctoral thesis. Research grants cover residence
costs for a 5 to 10 month period in a renowned university or research
center. Fellows are expected to advance their research work mainly by
using the facilities and resources provided by the host institution and
by interacting with peers.
Number of awards offered: Not Known
Duration of award(s):
The purpose of the grant is to help fellows advance their doctoral
research work through a residency period of five to ten months in a host
institution in a country other than their home country or country of
What does it cover? Candidates are
requested to submit a budget for their fellowship covering the costs
related to their research program: travel; insurance and living
expenses; fees for courses and participation to seminars; and a books
and software allowance. The grant amount to be awarded to each fellow
will be decided by the Selection Committee. The maximum amount of the
grant is US$ 25,000.
Selection Criteria: Eligible
candidates are evaluated by external reviewers based on three criteria:
academic performance, teaching and research experience, and relevance
of the proposed research program.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for submission of applications for Robert S. McNamara (RSM) Fellowships Program is July 31, 2013.
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