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World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program

world regionsThe Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program was established in 1982 to honor the former President of the World Bank, by contributions from the World Bank and the governments of Bangladesh, China, India, Kuwait, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, and former Yugoslavia.

Every year the 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.

The 2015 Call for Applications to the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship will open on January 7, 2015. Visit our ‘How to Apply‘ page for more information on preparing your application.

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