Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program - World Bank 2024 - Apply Now - Keepswiki

Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program – World Bank 2024 – Apply Now

Introducing the World Bank’s Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP), a prestigious initiative that pairs ambitious development economics researchers from developing nations with World Bank research economists. This program offers a unique opportunity for fellows to engage in cutting-edge, policy-relevant research within the World Bank’s Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) in Washington, D.C. for a duration of 8 months from September to May each year. Under the guidance of experts from the Development Impact (DIME) and Development Research Group departments, fellows will delve into high-quality research projects, enhancing their skills and knowledge in the field.


Participants in the RSMFP will benefit from exposure to current research standards, gain valuable econometric skills, and establish connections with prominent researchers in the industry. By collaborating with World Bank DEC researchers and academic partners from renowned universities, fellows will broaden their research horizons, explore pressing development issues, and understand how their work can contribute to addressing challenges in the developing world. This immersive experience offers a platform for fellows to contribute meaningfully to policy-relevant research and expand their perspectives on global development.

For those interested in applying, the program is open to nationals of World Bank WBG member countries, especially those from developing nations, who hold a master’s degree or are pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics or a related field. Applicants should be under 35 years of age by June 30th of the fellowship year and willing to relocate to Washington, D.C. for the fellowship period. The selection process prioritizes innovative research proposals related to development, ensuring a thorough review by qualified assessors. If you meet the criteria and are eager to embark on this enriching journey, visit the World Bank website to submit your application before the deadline on February 28, 2024.

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