BIS Research Fellowship for International Students in Switzerland, 2018

The Bank for International Settlements is looking for excellent applicants for its Research Fellowship. The fellowship is available for international students.

The aim of the fellowship allows prominent scholars to gain an insight into the policymaking environment of the BIS and foster joint research between academics and BIS economists.

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international financial institution owned by central banks which “fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks”.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue the research programme.

Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of economic research on policy-related issues.

Scholarship Award: Successful candidates will be offered accommodation, reimbursement of travel costs, and a monthly or daily honorarium.

Number of Scholarships: Not known

Scholarship can be taken in Switzerland

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the fellowship:

  • Candidates should have an outstanding publication record and hold a PhD from a leading university.
  • In considering applications, the BIS will pay particular regard to the relevance of the research to current problems in economics and finance.
  • While at the BIS, research fellows will be expected to complete one or more research papers of a theoretical or empirical nature for presentation at internal seminars and external conferences and for publication both as a BIS Working Paper and in a leading refereed journal.

Nationality: International applicants are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have PhD degree.

English Language Requirements: All international applicants for whom English is not the native tongue must provide proof of competence in the English language.

Research Scholarship

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email:

  • Applications should be submitted in English and must include:
  • A one-page summary of the research work that the candidate proposes to carry out at the BIS, specifying the objectives of the work, the methodological, statistical and computing requirements involved, and the approximate time needed to complete the research and prepare submissions.
  • Suggestions for possible co-authorships with BIS staff.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae, including details of the candidate’s publication record.
  • Applications should be sent to

Application Deadline: The application deadline is December 15, 2017.

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