The Bank of Canada is calling for nominations under its Fellowship Program for 2017. This program provides monetary awards to foster excellence in economic and financial research in Canada, and supports the Bank’s development of partnerships with leading experts.

Canadian universities are invited to nominate exceptional academics for one or both of the two prestigious research awards available through this program: the Fellowship Award and the Governor’s Award.

The Bank of Canada promotes the economic and financial welfare of Canada through its activities in four main areas: monetary policy, currency, the financial system and funds management. The financial crisis and its aftermath have shown that issues related to central banking go beyond traditional monetary policy theory. The Bank therefore wishes to encourage applications from candidates across a broad range of fields.

The Fellowship Award provides financial support to leading academics who are widely recognized for their expertise and excellence in areas important to the Bank’s mandate, and whose innovative research contributes to the development of knowledge and research capabilities in those areas. The award is for a term of up to five years and recipients must be professors in tenure or tenure-track positions at a Canadian university.

The Governor’s Award provides funding for a term of up to two years to exceptional assistant, associate and full professors at Canadian universities who have demonstrated the potential to make exemplary research contributions in fields supporting the Bank’s mandate. Candidates must have obtained a PhD within the past 10 years.

Nominations for the 2017 awards must be submitted by Monday, 14 November 2016. For more information on the Fellowship Program, award requirements and the nomination process, please visit the Bank’s website or call 613-782-8888.