Bank of Finland Research Unit Visiting Scholars Programme 2018

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Application Deadline: 30 September 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 and financial stability. Research projects are conducted at the Monetary Policy and Research department.



Visits will take place between February and June 2018, subject to agreement between each researcher and the Research Unit. We do not accept visits in July due to holiday season.


Research visits usually last between one and four weeks. We expect the Visiting Scholars to stay with the Research Unit for the entire duration of their visit.


Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Economics or Finance at the time of applying and be active researchers. Priority will be given to first-time visitors.


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 office space as well as access to all Research Unit 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 via e-mail to vp.research (at)

The applications deadline is 30 September 2017. Applicants will be informed about the outcome by 15 October 2017.

Application materials

Your application should include the following:

  • A cover letter including your contact details and the preferred timing of the visit.
  • A 1–2 page 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.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Bank of Finland Research Unit Visiting Scholars Programme 2018

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