Batas waktu: 31 Juli 2013
Syarat:
 Dosen/peneliti, minimal telah menyelesaikan S2.
Awards:
 economy and directly route travel to and from host country; insurance and living expenses; fees for courses and participation in seminars; and a books and software allowance. Maximum grant $ 25.000.

DESCRIPTION

The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program was established in 1982 to honor the former President of the World Bank.  The Program annually awards Fellowships to support innovative and imaginative post-graduate research in areas of socioeconomic development – specifically focusing on issues critical to improving the lives of the most vulnerable in society.  To date, 232 Fellowships have been awarded, spanning issues related to development economics, health and population, education, environment, agricultural and infrastructure development, conflict resolution, the role of NGOs in development, trade and tax reforms, poverty reduction, and institutional and regulatory reform. 

The Program’s funding comes from investment income earned from an endowment fund set up by contributions from the World Bank and the governments of Bangladesh, China, India, Kuwait, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, and former Yugoslavia.

Fellowships are open to young researchers preparing their doctoral thesis and currently working in an academic or research institution.  The applicant must be a national of a country eligible to borrow from the World Bank.  The applicant must also be currently residing in country that is eligible to borrow from the World Bank. (The nationality and current residency of the applicant can be the same country).  The research must be carried out in a member country of the World Bank other than the applicant’s own country and other than the country of residence at the time of application. (See Program website for World Bank member countries and the subset of borrowing members). 

Research grants cover travel and residence costs for a 5 to 10 month period in a renowned university or research center (also referred to as the host institution). Fellows are expected to advance their research work mainly by using the facilities provided by their host institution, having access to essential resources such as reference books and research publications, databases, software, etc., attending seminars and/or courses and more generally by interacting with peers.

Period of Fellowship: Fellowships are awarded for a period of five to ten months and must be completed between December 2013 and November 2014.

Grants: Candidates are requested to submit a budget for eligible expenditures directly related to their fellowship.  The following expenditures are eligible: economy and directly route travel to and from host country; insurance and living expenses; fees for courses and participation in seminars; and a books and software allowance. The grant amount to be awarded to each fellow will be decided by the Selection Committee. The maximum amount of the grant is US$25,000.

Fellow’s Commitment:  Fellows are expected to deliver to the World Bank Scholarships Program: (i) one mid-point progress report that is endorsed and signed by his/her advisor; and (ii) at the end of the fellowship a 150 word abstract and a final report containing the results of the research that is endorsed and signed by his/her research advisor from the host institution.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must meet the following general criteria to be eligible for a fellowship award: If you have questions about these criteria please first visit our FAQ page:

1.      Be a national of a World Bank member country which is currently eligible to borrow

2.     Be a current resident of a World Bank member country which is currently eligible to borrow;

3.      Born after July 31, 1968;

4.      Been awarded at least a Master’s degree, or equivalent, at the time of application;

5.      Be currently enrolled  in a development related doctoral program in a World Bank member country;

6.      Must have completed all coursework and exam requirements for their doctoral program;

7.      Be employed as full time lecturer or researcher by an academic or research institution in the developing country they currently reside in; 

8.      Be accepted as a visiting scholar for a period of five to ten months by a university or research center in a World Bank country member other than the applicant’s home country or country of residence.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Applications may be submitted in your choice of English, French, or Spanish.

 Your submitted application package must include:

  (i) a completed and signed Application Form (application forms for the 2013 cycle can be downloaded from the World Bank Scholarships program website: (www.worldbank.org/scholarships); and

 (ii) the following required documents, with all relevant certificates translated into either English, or French, or Spanish:

 1. Copy of your highest degree and proof of any additional post-graduate diplomas. Please write out the complete title of your degree, along with the acronym.

 2. Proof of current enrollment in a doctoral program (eg. latest doctorate transcript).

 3. Academic progress report signed by your PhD thesis supervisor.

 4. Two letters of reference, one for your PhD thesis supervisor and one from the academic or research institution you are affiliated with in the country where you currently reside.  See below reference letter guidelines.

 5. Completed letter of acceptance by your host institution for your proposed fellowship signed by your designated research advisor who will oversee your research at the host institution.

 6. Curriculum vitae of your designated research advisor at the host institution

 7. The applicant’s current curriculum vitae not exceeding two pages.  Please note which elements of the cv are part-time jobs, community service and other non-paid activities.

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