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Bank of Canada calls for nominations for the 2019 Fellowship Program awards

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The Bank of Canada is inviting Canadian universities to nominate exceptional academics for its 2019 Fellowship and Governor’s awards. Presented annually, these awards distinguish and support the work of academics who are making exemplary contributions to economic and financial research in Canada.

Because issues related to central banking extend beyond traditional monetary policy theory, the Fellowship Program is designed to foster research excellence in a broad range of fields related to the Bank’s core functions: monetary policy, financial system, currency and funds management. The program also supports collaboration between Bank staff and leading academics at Canadian post-secondary institutions.

There are two types of awards under the Fellowship Program:

  • The Fellowship Award provides financial support to leading academics who are widely recognized for their expertise and whose research contributes to the development of knowledge and research capabilities in areas important to the Bank’s core functions. This award provides annual funding of up to $90,000 for a term of up to five years, and recipients are professors in tenure or tenure-track positions at Canadian universities.
  • The Governor’s Award recognizes outstanding academics at a relatively early stage in their careers who are working at Canadian universities. This award provides annual funding of $30,000 for a term of up to two years to academics who have obtained a PhD within the past 10 years.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 9, 2018. For more information on the Program, award requirements and the nomination process, please visit the Bank’s website. A list of past recipients is available here.

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Source(s): Fellowship Program