CGD offers a variety of fellowships throughout the year to a select number of promising researchers. Click on any of the fellowships below to learn more about each program and its former fellows.

Doctoral Candidate Fellowship Program - not accepting applications at this time

8-10 weeks

CGD hosts doctoral candidate fellows in CGD’s Washington, DC or London offices for a period of 8-10 weeks over the summer. The goal of the program is to help students identify thesis topics that are rigorous, timely, and relevant to development policy. The Fellowship program provides opportunities to interact with and be mentored by CGD fellows and staff, and participate in CGD events and workshops.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program

1 year

The post-doctoral fellowship provides young scholars an opportunity to apply their research skills in an active policy environment. During their year at the Center, post-doctoral fellows are encouraged to pursue  their individual research agendas, while collaborating with and seeking feedback from CGD experts, participating in CGD seminars and events, and taking advantages of the research support of CGD research assistants. Recruitment for this fellowship takes place each fall.

IDRC Fellowship Program - not accepting applications at this time

1 year

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Fellowships provide promising researchers from developing world institutions an opportunity to work for one year at CGD. During their year in Washington, DC, IDRC Fellows are encouraged to collaborate with CGD researchers and other North American researchers and policymakers to help increase the impact and policy relevance of their work. The fellowship program also helps to broaden the perspective of CGD’s own research and policy outreach activities, by ensuring that developing country experience and perspectives are integral part of intellectual life at the Center.