Call for applications – SPRING/FALL 2019

The Bank of Finland's Research Unit invites applications for the Visiting Scholars Programme in the areas of interest for the Bank, i.e. macroeconomics, monetary policy and financial stability.


We invite Visiting Scholars on a biannual basis.

Spring 2019 visits will take place between January and June 2019. The deadline for Spring 2019 applications is September 28, 2018.

Fall 2019 visits will take place between August and December 2019. The deadline for Fall 2019 applications is April 19, 2019.

We do not accept applications for July due to holiday season.


Visits usually last one to three weeks, although longer periods are also possible. 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.

Funding and accommodation

We offer a salary and reimburse a single round-trip economy class ticket to Helsinki. The salary is commensurate with the Visiting Scholar's professional background, experience and the Bank of Finland wage scale.

We do not cover accommodation expenses for visitors who accept the salary. However, we help in finding accommodation in Helsinki during the visit.

Relationship with the Research Unit

We encourage Visiting Scholars to participate fully in the research life of the Research Unit, for example by attending the 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 work in a seminar whilst they are visiting the Research Unit, and to submit a paper to our Discussion Paper Series (which does not conflict with any later submission to a peer-reviewed journal).

Computer facilities and desk space

We provide the Visiting Scholars with office space as well as access to Research Unit facilities, including data, libraries and computer resources.

How to apply

All applications should be submitted through the online form

Any inquiries should be sent to vp.research (at)

The deadline for Spring 2019 applications is September 28, 2018.

Applicants will be informed about the outcome by October 15, 2018.

Application materials

In your online application please include:

  • Cover letter
  • 1-2 page summary of the suggested research project
  • CV
  • (optional) other relevant material, e.g. recent research papers

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Future calls for applications

The Visiting Scholar Programme is biannual. The next call will be announced in March 2019. The deadline for applications for visits in Fall 2019 (from August to December) is April 19, 2019.

Additional information

Please notice that the Visiting Scholars Programme of the Research Unit is separate from and has a different focus than the Visiting Researchers Programme organized by the Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT). For the BOFIT programme, please see