The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program for Researchers of Developing Countries, 2013/14

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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.. 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.. This scholarship is available for pursuing PhD level.
The research areas of this scholarship are: 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.
Who can apply to this scholarship? 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 months.
Benefits of the scholarship: 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.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: 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 residence.
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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