World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program for Economic Researchers

Applications are welcome for the 2022 Robert S. McNamara World Bank Fellowships Program for Economic Researchers in Developing countries.

The World Bank’s Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP) pairs aspiring development economists from developing countries with World Bank research economists, providing the fellows with unique opportunities to participate in rigorous policy-relevant research in the Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC). Fellows will spend eight months (September to May each year) at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., working under the supervision of experts from the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) and Development Research Group divisions on high-quality, policy-relevant research projects.

By working with World Bank DEC researchers and their external academic collaborators from top universities, fellows will learn current research standards, acquire new econometric skills, and network with leading researchers in their field. Also, they will have a unique opportunity to participate in rigorous policy-relevant research and widen their perspective on potential development questions, and how their research can address challenges in the developing world.

Benefits

For an 8-month fellowship, the RSMFP offers a competitive salary, totaling $42,750 net of income taxes per fellow (paid in monthly installments).

Eligibility

To be considered for the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program, applicants must be:

  • Nationals of World Bank WBG member countries, with preference to nationals of developing countries;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Graduates of master’s level studies or currently pursuing a PhD in Economics or a related field;
  • No more than 35 years of age (by June 30 2022);
  • Available to relocate to Washington, D.C. for the duration of the fellowship.
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Application Process

 Applicants must submit

  • An upto date CV
  • A statement of purpose describing their research interests, professional objectives, and discussing their qualifications as development researchers
  • Contact details for a reference who can provide a letter of recommendation
  • A writing sample (optional)
  • A code sample (optional)

Deadline: April 04, 2022.

For more information on World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program, visit the official site.

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