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ODI Fellowship Scheme for International Fellows

Last updated: Mar 20, 2024

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Target: All Nationalities,

Award Value: Up to £23,000 per year,

Host Institution: ODI


Expires in 11 days

ODI Fellowship Scheme for International FellowsApplications for the ODI Fellowship Scheme are now invited. This demanding program is open to candidates from all nationalities. Postgraduate economists and statisticians with an interest in development are encouraged to apply, as scheme matches early career economists with government placements around the world. He or she must hold master’s or PhD qualifications. Successful candidates will receive a salary of £23,000 per year.

Fellowship Description

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is glad to offer an amazing fellowship named ODI Fellowship Scheme. Candidates are expected to hold a master’s or PhD in economics, econometrics, statistics, or a related field. The Scheme is open to candidates of all nationalities. The Scheme places young and highly motivated economists and statisticians in public sector posts in developing country governments on two-year contracts.

Award Value

The winning fellows will receive a salary of £21,000 a year (increasing to £23,000 in the second year), plus housing allowance.

Level and Area of Studies

This is a non-degree program in the field that is closely related to economics, econometrics, statistics, or specialism that includes agricultural, environmental, international, health, or development economics.

Place of Study

Fellows are employed and managed by host Governments.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • The ODI Fellowship Scheme is open to candidates of any nationality.
  • You must have a Master’s or PhD in economics, econometrics, statistics, or a related field.
  • Suitable specialism includes agricultural, environmental, international health or development economics.
  • Willing to commit to a two-year posting in any of the participating countries.
  • Candidates who have a demonstrable interest in development; relevant work or voluntary experience in a developing country, and strong computer skills.
  • Although most Fellowship posts are in English-speaking countries, French, Portuguese or Swahili language skills are an advantage for several posts.

Applicants’ Nationality

There is no nationality restriction.

Application Deadline: April yearly.

Website and Application Link


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