The World Bank Group (WBG) invites applications for the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program for African PhD Candidates in the USA for the 2022/23 academic session.

The program offers selected fellows a six-month assignment at WBG offices in Washington D.C. It also offers assignment in its country offices for fellows to gain hands-on experience in WBG operations.

Through the fellowship, the World Bank Group aims to build the capacity of the next generation of African change makers in

  • development research,
  • policy making and
  • promote the goals of reducing poverty in the region.

Worth of Award

  • World Bank Group-Africa Fellows will spend six months getting hands-on experience at its headquarters in Washington D.C. or country offices.

Fellows will work on

  • research,
  • economic policy,
  • technical assistance, and
  • lending operations that contribute to the World Bank Group’s goal of eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity.


The Program targets

  • young talented African nationals who are completing or have recently completed their Ph.D. in an area relevant to the World Bank’s work.
  • young African talent interested in a career in development, in international institutions, African governments, think tanks, and academia.

How to Apply

Apply now for the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program.

Deadline: Applications close August 25, 2022.


Click here for more details and to apply