* Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application. * Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent. * Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent. * Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2010, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master’s Degree. * Must be a national of a developing country (please see list of eligible countries below) * Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.