Houblon-Norman and George Fellowships
The Houblon-Norman Fund was established by the Bank of England in 1944 to mark the 250th Anniversary of the Bank's foundation: Sir John Houblon was the first Governor and Montagu Norman was the then outgoing Governor of the Bank. George Fellowships were established within the fund in June 2003 in recognition of the lifelong achievements and service to the Bank of Sir Edward George, and in particular his role as the first chair of the Monetary Policy Committee. These Fellowships sit alongside the Houblon-Norman Fellowships and share the same objective. The Fund is administered by trustees, on the advice of an expert Committee.
Houblon-Norman and George fellowships are awarded "to promote research into and disseminate knowledge and understanding of the working, interaction and function of financial business institutions in Great Britain and elsewhere and the economic conditions affecting them".
The Trustees invite applicants to engage in full-time research on an economic or financial topic of their own choice, preferably one that could be studied with particular advantage at the Bank of England. There is one application procedure that covers Houblon-Norman and George Fellowships. Teaching or other paid work shall not be undertaken during the tenure of the Fellowship without the specific consent of the Trustees. The length of the appointment will be by agreement with successful applicants, but will not normally be less than one month, or longer than one year. Senior Fellowships will be awarded to distinguished research workers who have established a reputation in their field. Fellowships will also be available for younger post-doctoral or equivalent applicants. The total amount distributed in any year rarely exceeds £120,000.
Applicants are strongly advised to allow for any increases in costs expected during the course of the research.
Applications will not be considered "out of season" save in exceptional circumstances.
Please contact the Secretary on all matters pertaining to the Fund. The details are as follows:
Business Strategy & Support Unit
Monetary Analysis HO-2
Bank of England
Tel: +44 (0)20 7601 3778
Fax: +44 (0)20 7601 4423