Call for research proposals - Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship Programme


Fellowship position

The European Central Bank (ECB) is seeking applications from leading researchers for the Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship. Fellowships are awarded annually. Successful candidates will conduct economic research in the ECB’s Directorate General Research (DG/R) for a period of two to twelve months during 2019 or 2020. The aim of the Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship Programme, which was established in 2006, is threefold:
• promote policy-relevant research that meets the highest academic standards;
• expose ECB research staff to recent advances in economic research;
• give scholars the opportunity to gain an insight into the policy-making environment of the ECB.

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Service to provide

Research fellows will conduct their activities at the ECB in Frankfurt and will be encouraged to interact with ECB staff members from both DG/R and other business areas. While at the ECB, research fellows will be expected to complete a research paper for presentation at internal seminars and for publication in the ECB’s Working Paper Series. Successful candidates will be offered a monthly allowance in line with the seniority of the described profile.

Qualifications and experience

Selected candidates shall hold a PhD from a leading university and have an outstanding publication record in top academic journals.

Applications should include:
• a detailed curriculum vitae including publication record;
• a one-page research proposal;
• preferred time period.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2019