Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Fellowship Scheme 2020/2022

Deadline: 11 December 2019
Open to: candidates of all nationalities provided they have a master’s degree or PhD in economics, statistics or a related discipline
Benefits: fully funded


The ODI Fellowship Scheme is now open for applications. The Scheme places young and highly motivated ODI Fellows as economists and statisticians in public sector posts in developing country governments on two-year contracts. ODI Fellows are employed as local civil servants reporting to local managers. Fellows work in a range of institutions from finance and planning ministries to ministries of health and education, as well as central banks, statistics offices, and regulatory bodies.

The ODI Fellowship Scheme is highly competitive and extremely prestigious. ODI Fellows have gone on to make successful careers in the World Bank, the IMF, the UK’s DFID and a wide range of public and private sector organizations. re looking for candidates with excellent academic qualifications, a sound grasp of applying economic and statistical theory to real-world problems, an ability to communicate economic and statistical ideas to non-specialists, and a willingness to integrate into what are often very different cultural and bureaucratic environments.


This call is open to candidates of all nationalities provided they have a master’s degree or Ph.D. in economics, statistics or a related discipline. Postings are determined primarily by the needs of partner governments rather than the preferences of candidates themselves.


Fellows receive a total package equivalent to GBP 21,000 a year (increasing to GBP 23,000 in the second year) plus a housing allowance.

How to apply?

For more information, and to apply please visit the official website.