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Call for Proposals for Research Projects in the Fields of Money, Banking and Financial Economics

The Banque de France Foundation for Economic Research is pleased to announce its new call for proposals of research projects. The objective is to solicit academic research projects leading to topical papers in the field of Money, Finance and Banking. The total amount earmarked for the call can go up to EUR 120 000, allocated in at most four grants. The amount of the research grants will be related to the instalment plan. Proposals may take twelve to eighteen months.

Outcome of the project should include at least one paper suitable for submission to a major journal.

Laureates commit to present their work at a seminar at the Banque de France in the two years following the award and at a conference organised by the latter, and to acknowledge the Banque de France Foundation’s financial support in any subsequent publication of their research. In addition, the head of the research team or, upon approval by the Foundation, any other member of the research team (if the former or the latter is not affiliated to a French University) should commit to visit the Banque de France or any other research center (University, administration) located in France, for a minimum of one week, during the research period or on the occasion of the above seminar or conference presentation.

Topics of interest include — but are not limited to — theoretical or empirical relevant work on Money, Finance and Banking such as:

  • Monetary Policy & Price: Monetary Policy Strategy under uncertainty; integration of financial variables; micro data and nominal rigidities; interaction with fiscal policies; exchange rate policies; unconventional monetary policies and exiting
  • Potential Growth: productivity, rigidities, structural reforms
  • Financial Stability: competition, liquidity, pro-cyclicality; macro-prudential regulation; risk assessment (systemic; individual institutions) ; financial crisis and resolution ; financial regulation
  • International Macro: global imbalances ; international coordination; globalisation and growth, globalisation
  • Financial institutions and financial markets: risk assessment; investment banking; corporate finance; capital structures, financial innovation


  • 30 November 2017: deadline for submission.
  • By mid-January 2018: pre-selection of about 8 research projects for the selection seminar
  • By end January 2018: selection seminar (45 minutes presentation of the project to the evaluation committee, video-conference is possible).
  • By mid-February 2018: The Board awards the research grants based on a proposal by the evaluation committee.

Pre-selection criteria

The above-mentioned pre-selection by the Scientific Committee is based on the following criteria, receiving equal weight on a 1-3 scale.

  • Is the research agenda clear?
  • Is it policy-relevant?
  • Is it realistically feasible? (the use of European data is encouraged)
  • Is it innovative?
  • Is it a French/international joint venture? Research teams involving researchers based in more than one country, of which one is France, will get grade 3 for this criterion. Other multi-country teams, or teams only composed of researcher(s) based in France, will get grade 2. Other teams will get 1.
  • What are the team's credentials with regards to the subjects proposed? This criterion does not preclude applications by teams of young researchers


New approaches and new tools deemed useful to renew our understanding of the economy will be favoured during the selection.

One researcher cannot be awarded more than three research grants over a ten year moving period.

Teams of young researchers are encouraged to apply.


Proposals should be submitted electronically to by November 30, 2017 using the submission form posted on the website.

The Banque de France Foundation acknowledges receipt of the application.

The submission form and a document entitled “terms and conditions governing calls for proposals” are available on the Banque de France Foundation’s website, page “research grants”.

Application date
30 Nov 2017
12-18 months
Europe France Paris Île-de-France
Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Economics Law Political science
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Grants available
Award granted
Up to € 120.000