Bank of Finland Research Unit Research Visiting Scholar Programme

Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Bank of Finland
Bank of Finland


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.



Visits will take place between September and December 2018, subject to agreement between each researcher and the Research Unit.


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 applyingand be active researchers. Priority will be given to first-time visitors.

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 Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT) 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 Papers series (which does not conflict with any later submission to a peer-reviewed journal). 


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 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.


 Applications and any inquiries should be sent to vp.research (at)

The applications deadline is April 22, 2018. Applicants will be informed about the outcome by May 15, 2018.

Application materials

Your application should include the following:

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

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Future calls for applications

The Visiting Scholar Programme is biannual. The call for applications for visits in Spring 2019 will be released in September 2018.

April 22, 2018