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World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program

The call for applications for 2017 RSM Application is now closed. We are not responding to any inquiries. We will notify only winning scholars of the outcome.



The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP) provides support to developing country nationals who are PhD candidates from developing countries and working in academic and research institutions in a developing country who seek 6-10 months of funding to conduct PhD research in a World Bank member country other than their home country or country of residence. RSMFP 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.

What are the RSMFP Benefits?

Learn about Fellowship Benefits HERE

What is the Selection Process?

Learn about the Selection Process HERE


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