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

Call for Applications Spring-Summer 2023

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

Spring-Summer 2023 visits will take place between February and August. We do not accept applications for July due to holiday season. The deadline for applications is October 2, 2022.

Visits usually last one to two weeks, although somewhat longer ones are also possible. We expect the Visiting Scholars to stay with the Research Unit for the entire duration of their visit.

We invite scholars from both academia and policy institutions, esp. central banks. 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 staff.

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.

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. We expect Visiting Scholars to present their own work in a seminar whilst they are visiting the Research Unit, and to submit subsequently a paper to Bank of Finland Research Discussion Paper Series (which does not conflict with any later submission to a peer-reviewed journal).

Application instructions
All applications should be submitted through the online form.

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

The deadline for Spring-Summer 2023 applications is October 2, 2022.

Selected applicants will be informed about the outcome by the end of October 2022.

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/.