BOFIT visiting researchers programme

BOFIT Visiting Researchers scheme enables academics and researchers to spend a period of time conducting research at Bank of Finland Institute for Emerging Economies (BOFIT) in Helsinki. BOFIT accepts applicants who can make a compelling case for how their presence and work will complement our research as well as enhance BOFIT’s research profile. We value applications with properly worked-out, realizable research objectives to be pursued during the visit.

We are particularly interested in research that relates to macroeconomic and financial topics concerning the emerging markets, especially China, Russia, India as well as Ukraine and Turkey. Research projects dealing with institutional development in emerging economies are also welcome. In addition, BOFIT values economic research on global trade, capital flows and economic integration. Joint projects as well as other interaction with regular BOFIT staff are highly appreciated.

Practical arrangements


Visiting Researchers may start at any time during the year, subject to agreement between each individual researcher and BOFIT. Autumn and winter 2024 visits will take place between September 2024 and February 2025.

Research visits normally run for four weeks, but shorter visits for senior scholars may also be considered.

Applicants will be of post-doctoral status or at final stages of their PhD studies. 
Relationship with BOFIT
We encourage Visiting Researchers to participate fully in the research life of BOFIT, for example through attending BOFIT research seminars, seminars run by the Bank of Finland Research Unit and other events related to research. We expect Visiting Researchers to give a seminar on their research whilst they are visiting BOFIT, and to publish a paper in our Discussion Paper Series.  

BOFIT offers salary commensurate with the Visiting Researcher’s professional background, experience, and the Bank of Finland wage scale. We also shall reimburse economy class travel cost once from home to Helsinki and back.

Working space
We will provide office space as well as access to data resources and the Bank of Finland and BOFIT libraries. There is a free Wi-Fi connection in the BOFIT premises.

BOFIT helps in finding accommodation in Helsinki during the visit. BOFIT does not, however, cover accommodation expenses for visitors as the visitors receive their salary here.

How to apply
Visiting Researchers require a review and selection process, and applications are considered for approval two times a year.

The deadline for autumn/winter 2024 call was 28.4.2024.

Applications should be submitted via the online form.

You will be advised, in writing, of the outcome of your application within four weeks of the deadline for each round.

Application materials
Your application should include the following:
1. A cover letter including your contact details and a short summary of the expected contribution of your visit to BOFIT.
2. A research proposal.
3. A curriculum vitae. This should include a list of relevant publications.

Contact details
Please direct any enquiries about the Visiting Researchers Programme to:

Dr. Iikka Korhonen, Head of BOFIT, iikka.korhonen (at)
Dr. Zuzana Fungáčová, Senior Advisor, BOFIT, zuzana.fungacova (at)

Additional information

Please notice that the Visiting Researchers Programme of BOFIT is separate from and has different focus than the Visiting Scholars Programme organized by the Bank of Finland Research Unit. For the Research Unit programme, see