2023/2024 Fully Funded Robert S. McNamara Fellowship in USA

2023/2024 Fully Funded Robert S. McNamara Fellowship in USA for interested candidate who wish to apply for this opportunity.

This fellowship programm is fully funded by the World Bank. Interested candidates are advised to read through this article for more information and the requirements for the fellowship programm.

2023/2024 Fully Funded Robert S. McNamara Fellowship in USA

The World Bank 2023/2024 Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Programm (RSMFP) matches aspiring development economics researchers from developing countries around the 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).

In this article, we will explore the history, impact and more of the McNamara Fellowships Program, as well as the application processes and eligibility criteria’s for prospective fellows.

Fellowship Details


    • Host(s): World Bank

    • Level of Study: PhD or Post Doctorate

    • Reward: Fully Funded

    • Study in: USA

    • Award Country: United States

    • Eligible Countries: All Countries

The Fellowship Benefits


    • The RSMFP offers a competitive compensation, totaling up to $44,888 net of income taxes per fellow for an 8-month fellowship (paid in monthly installments).

    • The fellowship does not cover travel expenses.

Eligibility Criteria and Requirements

To be considered for the 2023/2024 Fully Funded Robert S. McNamara Fellowship in USA RSMFP, 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 2023).

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

Required Documents


    • Valid Passport Copy

    • An updated 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 (letters will only be requested for shortlisted candidates)

    • A writing sample (optional)

    • A code sample (optional)

Application Deadline

 The Application Deadline is 3rd April 2023. 

How to Apply for The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program?

We recommend and advise applicants to use Google Chrome to fill this form to ensure the form functions as expected.

Filling the application form might takes approximately 20 minutes.

 Visit the “Apply Link” given below and follow the steps to apply. 


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