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Robert S McNamara Fellowships are given to students seeking a master's degree in economics or a doctorate in development economics. This fellowship is a component of the World Bank's Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Programme (RSMFP), which began in 1982. A decision of the World Bank's Executive Directors formed RSMFP. This program was created to improve the engagement of aspiring development economists in global policymaking. For an eight-month term in Washington, DC, the selected fellows are taught by the world's most distinguished thinkers.
|INR 37,36,881, granted in monthly installments.
|Type of scholarship
|Level of program
|April 3, 2024 (tentative)
|Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program
A chosen applicant receives competitive compensation of INR 37,36,881 paid in monthly installments and assistance with G4 visa applications from the World Bank's HR Operations.
To be considered for this fellowship award, applicants must meet the following eligibility conditions at the time of application:
All those applicants who meet the eligibility criteria can access the online application form when the fellowship body releases the call for applications. Before submitting an application, applicants need to check that they meet the eligibility requirements.
The application for the Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program must be completed by the specified cutoff date and must include the following documents:
You must upload all required documentation electronically. If any document is supplied via email, postal service, or any other method, the applicant's form will not be examined.
Benefits WorthINR 100,000
Course LevelPost Graduation
Benefits WorthINR 2,459,300
Benefits WorthINR 600,000
Applicants need to submit the following documents:
Fellowships will be given based on the quality of the application materials, knowledge of relevant economic methods, and demonstrated proficiency in the appropriate statistical software. Cohort creation will strive for geographic and gender diversity.
You can contact The World Bank if you have any queries regarding the Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program.
The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA
Tel : (202) 473-1000
You are eligible to apply for this fellowship if you were born after June 30, 1986.
Yes, fellows are responsible for all travel and accommodation arrangements, including their costs.
Yes, you’re eligible for the fellowship though applicants from developing countries will be prioritized, but nationals from all World Bank member countries are eligible.