BOFIT visiting researchers programme – call for spring/summer 2019

BOFIT Visiting Researchers scheme enables academics and researchers to spend a period of time conducting research at Bank of Finland Institute for Economies in Transition (BOFIT) in Helsinki. BOFIT accepts applicants who can make a compelling case regarding how their presence and work will complement our research environment as well as enhance BOFIT's research profile. We value applications with properly worked-out, realizable research objectives to be pursued during the visit at BOFIT. Scholars focusing on the Russian or Chinese economy will be given priority. Joint projects as well as other possible interaction with regular BOFIT staff are highly appreciated.

Practical arrangements

Timing

Visiting Researchers may start at any time during the year, subject to agreement between each individual researcher and BOFIT. Spring and summer 2019 visits will take place between January and August 2019, there are however no visits in July due to holiday season.

Duration

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

Applicants

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 submit a paper to our Discussion Paper Series.

Funding

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.

Computer facilities and desk space

We will provide office space as well as access to all BOFIT facilities, including data and computer resources as well as Bank of Finland and BOFIT libraries. There is a free wifi connection in the BOFIT premises.

Accommodation

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, in April and September.

The deadline for the spring/summer 2019 call is 28 September 2018.

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 summary 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) bof.fi
  • Dr. Zuzana Fungáčová, Senior Advisor, BOFIT, zuzana.fungacova (at) bof.fi

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 https://www.suomenpankki.fi/en/research/visitor-programmes/research-unit-visiting-scholars-programme/