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World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program 2023

World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program : Are you a developing-country young and aspiring development economist? Then apply for the World Bank McNamara Fellowships 2023, which provide fellows with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to engage in rigorous policy-relevant research with the World Bank.

Fellows will gain knowledge of current research standards, develop new econometric skills, and network with leading researchers and top external academic collaborators in their field. They will be able to participate in rigorous policy-relevant research and broaden their understanding of potential development issues. Qualified applicants should seize the opportunity and gain research experience.

Brief Description

Fellowship Sponsor(s): World Bank group

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

Fellowship Benefits: $44,880

Subject Eligibility: Development Economics

Nationality: World Bank member countries


To be eligible for the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program:

  • 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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How to Apply for World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program

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

Supporting Documents

  • 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: April 3, 2023




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