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Announcement: Fellowship opportunity for PhD candidates in developing countries to conduct research abroad

Date: 
25 March 2019

The World Bank Robert S. McNamara (RSM) Fellowships Program (RSMFP) awards grants of up to $25,000 to PhD candidates in developing country universities to conduct development-related research for a period of 6 to 10 months abroad, under the supervision of an advisor at a host institution.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the most promising developing nation researchers to advance their doctoral work on a development topic with the best international advisors and host institutions in their fields of study.   This program was established in 1982 with $2.8 million in funding from the World Bank and the governments of Bangladesh, China, India, Kuwait, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, and former Yugoslavia. 

With this year’s RSMFP call for fellowship applications running from March 28 – May 2, 2018, I am writing to ask your help in getting the word out about this opportunity, particularly to research institutes and/or universities in developing countries with PhD programs in development topics.

Please do not forward this email.  Instead, in your correspondence, you may use the attached announcement, and direct interested parties to our website at http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/scholarships#2, which includes detailed eligibility criteria and application procedures. During the call for applications, interested parties will also have access to a designated World Bank email to answer any specific questions they may have.