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World Bank 2024 Robert S. McNamara Fellowships

World Bank 2024 Robert S. McNamara Fellowships

World Bank 2024 Robert S. McNamara Fellowships

The World Bank 2024 Robert S. McNamara Fellowships is now open to young and aspiring development economics researcher to participate in rigorous policy-relevant research with the World Bank.

Fellows will be hosted at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. for 8 months (September to May each year) and work under the supervision of researchers in the World Bank’s Development Impact (DIME) and Development Research Group departments, engaging in high-quality and policy-relevant research projects.

Fellows will learn current research standards, acquire new econometric skills, and network with leading researchers and top external academic collaborators in their field. Qualified applicants are to take advantage of the opportunity and gain research experience.

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Fellowship Summary:

Fellowship Sponsor(s): World Bank group

Host Institution(s): World Bank, Washington D.C.

Fellowship Benefits: $46,500

Subject Eligibility: Development Economics

Nationality: World Bank member countries

Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the Robert S. McNamara Fellowships:

  • Applicants must be young researchers in development economics from World Bank member countries with preference for developing country nationals.
  • Applicants must have completed MA level studies or be currently pursuing a PhD in Economics or other fields related to development.
  • Applicants must be fluent in English language and be no more than 35 years of age when the fellowship starts.
  • Applicants are expected to display a passion and commitment for international development research, possess outstanding academic credentials and should be willing to relocate to Washington D.C. at least for the first four months of the fellowship.

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Application Procedures for the Robert S. McNamara Fellowships (How to Apply):

Interested applicants for the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program are to complete their online application and attach the required supporting documents.

Document requirements:

  • Resume in PDF format
  • Statement of research interests or statement of purpose in PDF format not more than 500 words
  • Contact details for letter of recommendation
  • Writing sample in English (optional)
  • Code sample (optional)

Application Deadline: February 28, 2024

For more information Visit the Official Website.

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