World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program 2016 for PhD Research on development

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The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJWBGSP) will begin taking applications February 10, 2016. The program is open to women and men from developing countries with professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts.


Up to $25,000 (U.S.) for developing country nationals to travel abroad to conduct development-related PhD research under the supervision of a host advisor at a university, research or development institution in a World Bank member country.
Scholarship covers a 6 to 10 month period starting between July and December 2016. Preference in selecting fellows will be given to applicants currently employed as a lecturer or researcher at an academic or research institution in a member developing country of the World Bank. Fellows must commit to working in their home countries after completion of their PhD


Be citizen of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow;
Not hold dual citizenship of a developed country;
Be under the age of 45 on the Application Deadline date;
Hold a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree earned at least 3 years prior to application deadline;
Have 3 years or more of recent development-related work experience after earning a Bachelor (or equivalent) degree;
Not be a staff member (which includes consultants) or relative of a staff member of the World Bank Group;
Be in good health;
Be accepted unconditionally to enroll in the upcoming academic year in one of JJWBGSP preferred master programs;
Submit a completed JJWBGSP application by the Application Deadline date
Deadline: February 2, 2016

To apply and for more information visit HERE

Culled from Youth Hub Africa

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