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Call for Applicants: Young Fellowship Program 2020/2021


DFID-World Bank-UNHCR Young Fellowship Program 2020 is offering up to 10 new fellowships for the period July 1st, 2020 – June 30th, 2021.

In 2016, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) partnered with the World Bank and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to establish a research program on forced displacement called “Building the Evidence on Protracted Forced Displacement: A Multi-Stakeholder Partnership”.

The objective of the program is “to improve the wellbeing of the forcibly displaced and of host communities by improving global knowledge on the effectiveness of policies and programs that target these populations”.


  • The World Bank will also provide one return ticket in economy class between the home country and the location of the consultancy.
  • Fellows will be assigned to a unit in the World Bank or the UNHCR and a supervisor within the unit.


Mandatory requirements:

  • A completed PhD in Social Sciences by June 30th, 2020 (Economics, Statistics, Politics, Sociology, etc);
  • Strong quantitative skills (Statistics, Econometrics, Machine Learning, Impact evaluations skills);
  • 35 years of age or below by December 31st, 2020;
  • Citizen of a low- or middle-income country as defined by the World Bank;
  • A proven interest in forced displacement issues.

Priority will be given to scholars with:

  • A PhD thesis addressing forced displacement questions;
  • Personal forced displacement experiences (Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons and other scholars who have personally experienced forced displacement situations);
  • Proven work experience in forced displacement contexts;
  • A publication record

Eligible Regions: Open for all.

Application Deadline: March 06, 2020

Official Link: http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/198761580398257866/Call-for-Applicants-Forced-Displacement-Fellows-0130.pdf