The Bank of Canada is calling for nominations for its Fellowship and Governor’s awards for 2013. Canadian universities are invited to nominate exceptional academics for these prestigious awards.

The Bank of Canada promotes the economic and financial welfare of Canada through its activities in four main areas: monetary policy, currency, financial system stability and funds management. The Bank’s Fellowship Program fosters excellence in research and analysis and develops partnerships with experts outside the Bank.

Recent experience has emphasized that the issues relevant to central banking require deep knowledge of macroeconomics and finance, as well as expertise that goes beyond traditional central banking fields. The Bank encourages applications from candidates with expertise across a broad range of fields because of the diversity of research areas that support its responsibilities.

Through this program, two research awards are available for academics who currently work at a Canadian university: the Fellowship Award and the Governor’s Award.

The Fellowship Award provides financial support for a five-year term to academics who are recognized for their expertise and excellence in areas important to the Bank’s mandate and whose leading-edge research contributes to the development of knowledge and research capabilities in those areas.

The Governor’s Award provides funding for a two-year term to exceptional assistant and associate professors who have demonstrated the potential to make exemplary research contributions in their fields.

Nominations for these awards must be submitted by 15 November 2012. For more information on the Fellowship Program, please visit the Bank’s website or call 613 782-8888.