IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings

Washington D.C, USA | 13 - 19 October 2019


Macquarie University is supporting a scholarship to attend the 2019 World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings. The Scholarship Program includes attendance at both a domestic and international delegation, as well as private meetings with subject matter and policy experts, esteemed academics, Commonwealth Government Departmental Secretaries, Members of the Australian Parliament, and leaders of civil-society and private organisations. The program consists of three components:

  • Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings program

  • Participation in the Global Voices Policy Fellowship

  • Attendance at the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings

The Policy Fellowship allows the successful applicant to develop research, analysis and policy-writing skills through developing a policy paper related to the delegation agenda. Your paper will include specific recommendations for domestic policy application.

The scholarship place is fully funded and includes all domestic and international flights, accommodation, breakfasts, visas, insurance, and registration fees. 

The Scholarship is ideal for students with an interest in economics and trade, international relations and business. The Program has a strong international element so we encourage young Australians with a global perspective to apply. 

Eligibility Requirements

The Global Voices Scholarship is open to all Macquarie University students.  

Candidates must also be: 

  • An Australian citizen or permanent resident

  • Aged 18 to 30 years

  • Available to travel to Canberra and Washington D.C. for the specified dates

  • Able to commit 5 hours a week to completing the Policy Fellowship


Applications Close: Midnight AEDT, Sunday 4 August 2019

Applicants Informed of Outcome: Mid August 2019

Canberra Pre-Departure Briefings: Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 September 2019

IMF & World Bank Annual Meetings: Sunday 13 - Saturday 19 October 2019

Before applying, please download and read the Application Instruction Pack.

Applications Close: Midnight AEDT, Sunday 4 August