World Bank RSM Fellowships Program 2016

RSM Fellowship Program commonly known as Robert S McNamara Fellowship is conducted by the World Bank in honour of the former World Bank President. The notification for World Bank RSM Fellowships Program 2016 has been announced.

This fellowship is open to women and men of developing nations undertaking PhD research related to development. Applications should currently be university lecturers or researchers residing in developing countries


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Important Dates

Applications for RSM Fellowship has opened on 05th January 2016
The Last Date to Apply is 02nd February 2016
The Final List of Winners will be announced by the end of May


RSM Fellowships Program includes a reward of maximum $25,000 for a period of 6-10 months between July-December 2016

Tuition Fees: The Fellowship covers the tuition fee (if any) for carrying out the research; the tuition fee is charged by the host institution on the basis of the research and budget proposal

Research Allowance: The PhD fellow will also receive an allowance, which will cover the cost of books, research material, local field trips, seminars and other expenses; PhD candidates will get a living stipend, which will cover basic housing and health needs

This amount varies from institution to institution; the Fellowship will also cover the airfare needed to travel to the host institution and return fare to travel back to the home country


Be a citizen of a World Bank member developing country; not be a dual citizen of a developed country

Be 35 years of age or younger; be enrolled in a PhD program in a member developing country of the World Bank;

Reside in a member developing country of the World Bank since enrolled in the PhD program; have completed all coursework and requirements for attaining a PhD; have a PhD thesis centered on a field of development

Application Process

Guidelines for Filling the RSM Fellowships Program Application Form; candidates are first required to sign up for the Fellowship by entering their current Email ID and setting a password; or applications have started on 05th January 2016

Visit the World Bank Scholarships Program website for the complete list of selection criteria, eligible fields of development, and instructions on preparing your application

The World Bank

1818 H Street, NW, USA Washington, DC 20433, Phone: (202) 473-1000, Website