application & requirements


Deadline for application

To be announced.

Requirements for application

  • Your home country is a World Bank member developing country.
  • You are not a dual citizen of a developed country.
  • You are currently enrolled in a PhD program in a World Bank member country.
  • You will have completed all coursework and exam requirements for your PhD at the time of application.
  • You have a master’s degree.
  • You are 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.
      • You are accepted as a visiting scholar for a period of six to ten months by a university or research center in a World Bank member country other than your home country.
      • Your research proposal is endorsed by your PhD thesis supervisor and your host institution.
      • You can begin your fellowship between July and December 2016.
      • You are able to complete your proposed fellowship research in 6 to 10 months.
      • You commit to returning to your home country to complete your PhD and work after completion of your research.

Please note: if you are a lecturer or researcher working in an academic or research institution in a developing country, you are particularly encouraged to apply.


Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program application
For more information about the application procedure, visit the Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program website.

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