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Apply: $42,750 Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program

Updated: Mar 15, 2021

Brief Description

The World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP) matches aspiring development economics researchers from developing countries with World Bank research economists creating unique opportunities for the fellows to participate in rigorous policy-relevant research in the World Bank’s Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC). 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 Evaluation (DIME) and Development Research Group departments, engaging in high-quality and policy-relevant research projects.


The RSMFP offers competitive compensation, totalling $42,750 net of income taxes per fellow for an 8-month fellowship (paid in monthly installments).


To be considered for the RSMFP, applicants must be:

  • Nationals of World Bank WBG member countries, with preference to nationals of developing countries;

  • Graduates of MA level studies or currently pursuing a PhD in Economics or a related field;

  • No more than 35 years of age (by June 30th of the year the fellowship starts);

  • Available to relocate to Washington, D.C. for the duration of the fellowship.


April 30, 2021

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