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Beasiswa World Bank Scholarship 2008-2009

Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program

Application 2008-200The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program provides support to young researchers working in academic and research institutions from developing countries. Fellowships are awarded for a period of five to ten months and must be complete between July 2008 and June 2009. The maximum amount of the grants is US$25,000.

Who can apply?
Only professors and researchers from countries with the right to work in his doctoral thesis can apply the scholarship. Candidates must be under 45 years old, and have completed the course work or any of the examinations required for its doctoral program.

Commitment of fellow

The fellows are required to issue two reports, a report during the period of the fellowship and a final report containing the results of the investigation. The results of the fellows McNamara research work can be considered for publication by the World Bank.

Fellows are expected to return to their home countries and resume their academic or research position after completion of the fellowship. It is also expected to talk about the award of fellowships McNamara any publication relating to their doctoral research work, including their theses, and to provide the program with a copy of his thesis to graduate.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following general criteria to be eligible for a scholarship award:

  • Being national and resident of a member country of the World Bank which is currently eligible to borrow;
  • Candidates must be under 45 years. Candidates born before January 1, 1964 will not be considered;
  • And * Must have completed at least, was awarded a Master’s degree or equivalent, at the time of application;
  • Be enrolled regularly in a doctoral program related to development in their places of origin or in another country;
  • Must have completed all courses and reviewing the needs of its doctoral program;
  • Be employed full-time as a teacher or researcher at an academic institution or research in their country of origin;
  • Being accepted as a scholar by a university renowned for a period of five to ten months.

Application Process
Application forms for Robert S. McNamara (RSM) Scholarship Program are available in English, French and Spanish in PDF format.

Each application consists of three documents: 1) 2008 RSM application form, 2) Letter of Reference (professional or academic), and 3) statement of acceptance by the host institution and Research Advisory

For further information about the World Bank Scholarships Program visit the website: ( Completed application packages including all the required documentation must be received in Washington D.C., by April 30, 2008. The awards will be announced in June 2008.

Download Application form:

  1. 2008 RSM Application Form
  2. Letter of Reference
  3. Statement of Acceptance

Correspondences and Information request may be sent to:
Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program
MSN J2-204, 1818 H St. NW, Washington DC, 20433, USA
Fax: +1 (202) 522-4036

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