Scholarship for studying abroad

The World Bank - Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program

General information on this scholarship

The World Bank
Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program
Eligible countries: 
All countries are eligible

General Description

The World Bank has established the Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program to provide support to young researchers working in academic and research institutions from eligible countries and preparing a doctoral thesis. A maximum of 25000 US dollars (currently about 18400 euro) can be awarded; funding will be provided for 5 to 10 months to work in a renowned university or research center.


Eligible candidates are required to be working on a doctoral thesis. They are evaluated by external reviewers based on three criteria: academic performance, teaching and research experience, and relevance of the proposed research program. Candidates should be under 45 years of age.

Application deadlines

The following deadlines apply: