We open a call for applications 1-2 times a year, usually in the fall and/or spring.

Call for Applications 2024

Bank of Finland Research Unit Visiting Scholars Programme 

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


2024 visits can take place anytime between February and December, except for July (due to holiday season). 

The deadline for applications is September 24, 2023.

Visits usually last one to two weeks. We expect the Visiting Scholars to stay with the Research Unit for the entire duration of their visit.

We invite scholars from academia, central banks and other policy institutions. Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Economics or Finance at the time of applying and be active researchers. Preference will be given to applications that have the potential to develop into research collaboration with the Bank’s researchers.

Funding and accommodation

We reimburse a single round-trip economy class ticket to Helsinki. We offer a remuneration intended to cover accommodation and food expenses. For visitors who cannot accept Bank of Finland remuneration, these arrangements are negotiable, for example we can instead cover the accommodation costs directly.

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 various research seminars, and other events related to research, as well as presenting their own work.

Application instructions

All applications should be submitted through the online form at https://suomenpankki.rekrytointi.com/paikat/?o=A_A&jid=1327


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

The deadline for 2024 applications is September 24, 2023.

Selected applicants will be informed about the outcome by the end of October 2023. 


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Future calls for applications

The Visiting Scholars Programme normally runs on aniannual basis. The next call is expected to be announced in fall 2024.

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 Emerging Economies (BOFIT). For the BOFIT programme, please see https://www.bofit.fi/en/visiting-researchers-programme/.

At the Bank of Finland, we actively work to ensure and enhance equality, diversity and inclusiveness throughout the organization. We are also doing our best to warmly encourage qualified diverse talents from all backgrounds to visit the Bank of Finland. We value a safe and collaborative workplace where each person’s unique background and viewpoint are a precious resource. All of us are equal in rights and dignity.