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Call for 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 Economies in Transition (BOFIT). 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 their time here. Scholars focusing on the Russian or Chinese economy will be given priority.Scholars who have not been visiting researchers at BOFIT during the last two years are particularly encouraged to apply. Joint projects as well as other possible 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 fellow and BOFIT.
Research visits will normally run for between one and three months, 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 their 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.


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
Visiting Researchers will be provided with a Bank of Finland login and email address, enabling them to use computer facilities at BOFIT. 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.
BOFIT helps in finding accommodation in Helsinki during the visit. BOFIT does not, however, cover accommodation expenses for visitors.How to apply
Visiting Researchers require a review and selection process and applications are considered for approval two times a year, usually in April and September.Applications should be submitted electronically. The next deadline for applications will be Friday 27 September 2013.
You will be advised, in writing, of the outcome of your application within four weeks of the deadline for each round.Applications must be sent to Dr. Laura Solanko at laura.solanko (at)
Application materials
Your application should include the following:
1. A cover letter including your contact details, the preferred timing of the visit, requested salary and a short summary of the expected contribution of your visit to BOFIT.
2. The research plan for your visit.
3. A summary curriculum vitae. This should include a list of relevant publications.
Contact details
Please direct any enquiries about the Visiting Researchers scheme to:
Dr. Iikka Korhonen, Head of BOFIT, iikka.korhonen (at)
Dr. Laura Solanko, Advisor, BOFIT, laura.solanko (at)
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