Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship of European Central Bank (ECB) in Germany

Opportunity Detail

  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level PH.DResearch
  • Eligible Region/Countries


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  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Field of study Economic and Policy-Making
  • Opportunity ID 71034
  • Funding Type Partially Funded
  • Duration 2 to 6 Months

Opportunity Description

The European Central Bank (ECB) is looking for research proposals for the Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship 2025. Leading worldwide researchers with great publications and a Ph.D. can apply for this chance. Fellows will conduct economic research at the ECB’s Directorate General Research in Frankfurt for two to six months in 2025. The Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship’s principal goals are as follows:

  • Promote policy-relevant research that meets the highest academic standards;
  • Exposure of ECB researchers to recent economic research advances;
  • Help fellows acquire insight into the ECB’s policy-making environment.

The fellows plan to write a research paper for an internal seminar presentation at ECB. In addition, the Bank will publish the research papers in the ECB’s Working Paper Series. Successful candidates will be paid monthly in accordance with the seniority level of the given profile.

About European Central Bank (ECB):

The European Central Bank, as it is evident from its name, is the central Bank of the European Union countries that have adopted the euro. The primary duty of the ECB is to maintain price stability in the euro regions and preserve the single currency purchasing power.

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The Governing Council of the ECB develops monetary policy for the European Union and the Eurozone. The council also defines the EU’s key interest rate and intermediate monetary objectives. Also, the council administers and manages the foreign exchange reserves of European Union member states and engages in foreign exchange operations.

Details of the Fellowship:

  • Application Deadline: 31 May 2024
  • Host University: European Central Bank (ECB)
  • Location of the Fellowship:  Frankfurt, Germany
  • Fellowship Type: Research
  • Duration of the Fellowship: 2 to 6 Months
  • Field of Research: Economic and Policy-Making
  • Eligible Nationalities: All Nationalities
  • Financing Aid: Monthly payment for the researchers

Benefits of the Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship

The researchers will benefit from the program as follows:

  • Monthly payout based on the seniority of the described profile.
  • Interact with ECB staff from the Directorate General Research and other business divisions.
  • To conduct their research, they must have access to the ECB library, computational capabilities, and statistical resources.
  • Exposure opportunity
  • A research study released in the ECB’s Working study Series.

Requirements for Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship

  • International candidates must have a Ph.D. from a prestigious university and demonstrate an outstanding publishing record in top academic journals.

Proposal Selection Criteria

For this purpose of selection, the jury panel will evaluate all proposals based on the following elements:

  • The planned research proposal that the applicant intends to develop.
  • The level of the candidate’s skill and experience relevant to the assignment, as indicated by their CV.
  • Excellent publication record in the relevant research area, as well as experience teaching and supervising in the university.
  • The jury panel will evaluate all of these aspects equally.

How to Apply for the Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship?

Candidates willing to apply for this opportunity should submit the following supporting application documents via email:

  • Detailed curriculum vitae (CV), including publication record.
  • One-page research proposal
  • Preferred period
Submission Email: [email protected]


To learn more about the University of Wim Duisenberg Research Fellowship, visit the European Central Bank official website or review the Call for Proposals.

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