Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship Programme, European Central Bank, ECB

The European Central Bank (ECB) is seeking applications from leading senior professionals in academia, central banks and research institutions for the Duisenberg Research Fellowship.

Directorate General Research (DG-R) contributes to the ECB’s monetary policy and its other tasks and functions by conducting economic research and by providing research-based policy advice and analytical tools.

In particular, DG-R conducts research in the fields of monetary economics, macroeconomics and finance, and develops, maintains and uses econometric models for forecasting and policy analysis.


  • To promote policy-relevant research that meets the highest academic standards.

  • To offer research staff at the ECB the opportunity to gain exposure to and experience in the most recent advances in economic research.

  • To give prominent scholars the opportunity to gain an insight into the policy-making environment of the ECB.


  • This programme welcome applications from nationals of all countries.

  • Research fellows conduct their activities at the ECB's premises in Frankfurt am Main.

    They should, therefore, be able to take a period of leave or a sabbatical from their current workplace.

  • Selected candidates will hold a PhD from a leading university and have outstanding publication records.

    Applications should be submitted in English and must include:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae including details of the candidate’s publication record.

  • A one-page summary of the research work the candidate would like to carry out at the ECB, specifying the objectives of that work, the methodological, statistical and computing requirements involved and the approximate time necessary for completing the research and preparing one or more submissions to the ECB Working Paper Series.

    Furthermore, the candidate is invited to explain how he or she expects to benefit from interaction with ECB staff.

    Duration of Contract:

    Successful candidates will be offered an assignment for a period of between three and eleven months during the calendar year.

    A monthly allowance in line with the seniority of the described profile will be offered.

    Fellowship positions are awarded annually.

    Deadline: 15 May.

    For more information and application, visit: Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship Programme, European Central Bank, ECB

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