2023 Robert S. McNamara Fellowships for Developing Countries at World Bank in USA





The World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program is inviting researchers in developing countries who wish to participate in rigorous policy-relevant research in the World Bank’s Development Economics Vice Presidency (DEC) to apply for this fellowship.

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.

Eligibility: 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 Ph.D. 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.

Type: Masters and Ph.D.

Eligible Countries: Developing Countries

Award values:

  • The RSMFP offers competitive compensation, totaling $44,888 net of income taxes per fellow for an 8-month fellowship (paid in monthly installments).
  • Fellows will work on World Bank projects under the direct supervision of World Bank DEC researchers and will be offered training on cutting-edge research practices and technologies and engage with the World Bank operations
  • Fellows will receive a one-week technical onboarding at the start of the program, including training on reproducible research practices.
  • Fellows will be invited to write a blog based on their fellowship research within DEC.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Method of Application: For more details, visit the world bank website

Application Deadline: April 3, 2023






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