Bank of Canada Calls for Nominations for the 2016 Fellowship and Governor's Awards

OTTAWA, 25 Sept. 2015 /CNW/ - The Bank of Canada is calling for nominations under its Fellowship Program for 2016. This program fosters excellence in economic and financial research in Canada, and develops partnerships with experts outside of the Bank.

Canadian universities are invited to nominate exceptional academics for 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 recent experience of the financial crisis and its aftermath has 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 academics who are widely 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 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 ten years preceding their nomination  for the award.

Nominations for these awards must be submitted by Friday, 13 November 2015. For more information on the Fellowship Program, award requirements and the nomination process, please visit the Bank's website or call 613 782-8888.


SOURCE Bank of Canada

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