RBI announces Visiting Fellow Programme

The Reserve Bank of India announces “RBI Visiting Fellow Programme” for experts from foreign central banks, international organizations, foreign universities, and other research bodies abroad.

Interested candidates may apply along with CV and research proposal via email.

Key features of the programme

RBI Visiting Fellow Programme

. (i)  The visiting fellow should have a Ph.D degree in economics or finance from recognised foreign universities and ideally have a minimum of three years of research experience abroad with a track record of publications in refereed scholarly journals.

. (ii)  The prospective visiting fellows need to send a research proposal of not more than 1000 words and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).

. (iii)  The selection will be based on a joint evaluation of CV, letters of recommendation and the quality of research proposal. The shortlisted visiting fellows could be interviewed through video conferencing/call, if needed.

. (iv)  The successful visiting fellow will be able to complete the project independently or jointly with researchers in RBI at the central office in areas such as macroeconomic forecasting and analysis, monetary policy, banking/financial intermediation, financial stability, as well as other macro and structural issues relevant to India and emerging market economies.

. (v)  The RBI will provide economy class return air fare, suitable accommodation during stay in Mumbai, a per-diem living allowance, and an honorarium to be paid after successful completion of the project.

. (vi)  The visiting fellow will have to complete the project in 2 to 3 months, not necessarily stationed in Mumbai for the full period. He/she should be able to spend at least half of the period in the central office in Mumbai in not more than two spells.

. (vii)  After completion of the project, the visiting fellow will present the research in a seminar in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the same will be published as RBI Working Paper and finally in Reserve Bank of India Occasional Papers.

. (viii)  Upto four visiting fellows could be considered in a financial year (July-June). RBI, at its discretion, may vary the number of visiting fellows for any year.

. (ix)  Application for the RBI Visiting Fellow Programme will be received throughout the year and the schedule could be worked out as per mutual convenience. Application along with CV and research proposal may be sent via email.

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