The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program  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.
The Program provides support to young researchers from eligible countries  working in academic and research institutions preparing a doctoral thesis. Research grants cover residence costs for a 5 to 10 month period in a renowned university or research center. The research must be carried out in a member country of the World Bank other than the applicant's own country, or country of residence at the time of application.
Deadline to apply is February 28, 2009. If you have any questions please contact directly the Program Office (contact information in the above link).
Good luck to those who apply.
- Advances in Development Economics