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World Bank Fellowship: World Bank 2023 RSM Fellowship for Developing Countries

World Bank Robert S. McNamara (RSM) Fellowship Application 2023

World Bank Fellowship: The application is open for developing countries to apply the 2023 World Bank Robert S. McNamara (RSM) Fellowship. The World Bank Robert S. McNamara (RSM) International Fellowship is for Doctoral students studying in development-related fields in a World Bank country.



About the World Bank RSM fellowship

The World Bank 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 World Bank’s Development Economics Vice Presidency.



Fellows will be hosted at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. for 8 months (September to May each year) and will work on high-quality and policy-relevant research projects under the supervision of researchers in the World Bank’s Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) and Development Research Group departments.



Brief Program Details

Sponsor(s): World Bank

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: MA in economics related field

Number of Awards: Not Specified

Eligible Countries: developing Countries

Application Deadline: 3 April 2023

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Full Benefits of the World Bank RSM Fellowship

  • The RSMFP offers a 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.



Requirements for World Bank RSM Fellowships

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.



Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Statement of research interests
  • Contact details for a letter of recommendation (RSMFP team will contact the academic advisor for the letter)
  • Writing sample in English (optional)
  • Code samples (optional)



How to Apply

Suitable and qualified candidates should visit the application page via the Apply Button below.



Click Here to Apply

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