World Bank DFID International Young Fellowship Program in South Africa 2020/2021- Apply Here

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World Bank DFID International Young Fellowship Program in South Africa 2020/2021, Requirements, Deadline, Eligibility and How To Apply- Apply Here.

There is a partnership between the UK government and the world bank and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees are granting the Young Fellowship Program.

Currently, there are up to 10 available awards for postdoctoral scholars of a low- or middle-income country who are interested in research on forced displacement.

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”.

Objectives of World Bank DFID International Young Fellowship Program

  • 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 program is administered by the Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV) department of the World Bank and currently includes 5 pillars: 1) Research on global questions related to forced displacement in the education, health, social protection and jobs sectors;
  • Impact evaluations of programs administered to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs);
    A research program on gender and forced displacement;
  • Research on forced displacement on selected topics not covered under pillars 1-3 and
    A Young Fellows program for post-doc scholars interested in research on forced displacement.

Information About The Program

The first cycle of the Young Fellows program was launched in June 2018 and saw the participation of 10 African scholars who worked at the World Bank and the UNHCR for a period of 12 months between July 2018 and June 2019.

The program proved to be a success as all scholars were able to produce high-quality
research and subsequently found employment in international organizations, including the World Bank and the UNHCR. Based on the experience of this first cycle, the DFID-WB-UNHCR research program on forced displacement is now launching a second cycle opened to young scholars globally.

The program is offering up to 10 new fellowships for the period July 1st, 2020 – June 30th, 2021.

A Summarized Description Of The Program

  • Organization:Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Course Level: Research
  • Award: Varies
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 10
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in South Africa

Eligibility for World Bank DFID International Young Fellowship Program

  • Eligible Countries: Citizen of a low- or middle-income country as defined by the World Bank
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The sponsorship will be awarded in any subject offered by the university
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • 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.
    • A publication record

How To Apply For World Bank DFID International Young Fellowship Program

  • How to Apply: In order to apply for the grant, applicants need to take part in a research program. After that, they should apply for this wonderful opportunity.
  • Supporting Documents: Please submit Curriculum Vitae with a cover page via email to The cover page should include the following information in this order:
  • Family name, Name
  • Contacts (Email and telephone)
  • Nationality (include multiple nationalities if applicable)
  • Age on December 31st, 2020
  • PhD year, university, title and discipline (Economics, Statistics, Politics, Sociology, etc)
  • Full reference of the top 3 publications (if any)
  • Statement of interest (400 words max)
  • Forced displacement experiences (400 words max)
  • Proposed research topic (if any)
  • Language Requirement: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.

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