Research Unit Visiting Scholars Programme
Call for applications - Fall/Winter 2017
The Bank of Finland's Research Unit (RU) invites applications for the Visiting Scholars Programme. The Programme is designed to enhance the Bank's research excellence in the key areas of interest for the Bank, i.e. macroeconomics, monetary policy, financial stability and financial markets. Research projects are conducted at the Monetary Policy and Research department.
Visiting Scholars are expected to start at any time between September and December 2017, subject to agreement between each researcher and RU.
Research visits usually last between one week and three months. We expect the Visiting Scholars to stay with the RU for the entire duration of their visit.
Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Economics or Finance at the time of applying. Priority will be given to new visitors.
Relationship with RU
We encourage Visiting Scholars to participate fully in the research life of RU, for example by attending RU research seminars, seminars run by the Bank of Finland BOFIT Unit and other events related to research. We expect Visiting Scholars to present their own research in a seminar whilst they are visiting RU, and to submit a paper to our Discussion Paper Series.
The salary is commensurate with the Visiting Scholar’s professional background, experience and the Bank of Finland wage scale. We also reimburse a round-trip economy class travel to Helsinki.
Computer facilities and desk space
We provide the Visiting Scholars with a Bank of Finland login and email address, enabling them to use computer facilities at RU. We also provide office space as well as access to all RU facilities, including data, libraries and computer resources.
We help in finding accommodation in Helsinki during the visit. We do not, however, cover accommodation expenses for the visitors.
How to apply
Applications and any inquiries should be sent to vp.research (at) bof.fi. The applications deadline is April 30, 2017. Applicants will be informed about the outcome by May 15, 2017.
Your application should include the following:
- A cover letter including your contact details and the preferred timing of the visit.
- A summary of the suggested research project in English.
- A detailed CV together with a copy of recent research papers.
- Applicants who have recently completed their doctorate are encouraged to submit two letters of reference evaluating their qualification.
The call for applications for visits in Spring/Summer 2018 will be released in September 2017.
For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.
This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here: