Bank of Canada Fellowships

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The Fellowship Award provides financial support to academics who are recognized for their expertise and research in areas important to the Bank's core functions.

The award consists of:

  • a research grant of $50,000 per year per recipient
  • a research expense allowance of $40,000 per year per recipient, for related research expenses and for research assistants
  • a sum of $5,000 for the university for administration of the award funds

The award is for a term of up to five years and is subject to an annual review and confirmation process.


Fellowship Award nominees are required to:

  • be Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, or be otherwise legally permitted to work in Canada
  • conduct and support research in Canada (nominations where the majority of the research is in Canada could also be considered)
  • have obtained a PhD
  • be employed by a Canadian university in a tenure or tenure-track position during the term of the Fellowship Award

Nomination Process

A complete nomination includes:

  • Cover page with the following information
    • name
    • position/title
    • department
    • PhD information (year obtained and field of study)
    • mailing address
    • telephone number (work and home)
    • email address
    • Google Scholar ID Link
    • ORCID ID Link (optional)
  • Nomination letter (1-2 pages)
    • Signed by an official representative of the university (e.g. University President, Dean of the Department / School of Business, etc.) confirming that the nominee is in good standing and meets the eligibility requirements.
  • Curriculum vitae including a summary listing the following:
    • wholly-written books and book chapters
    • published and forthcoming articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals (2010-2020)
    • working papers (2010-2020)
    • conference proceedings (2010-2020)
    • research grants and awards (2010-2020)
  • Research program and plan (max. 6 pages)
    • A document that describes the nominee’s current research program and the research planned during the period of the award, including references and works cited.
  • Recent paper and four abstracts
    • Provide a copy of a recent paper by the nominee, together with abstracts of four additional papers
    • These may be either published or unpublished and authored or co-authored by the nominee.
  • Letter of Reference


Faculties are ancouraged to put forward Nominations and submit final documents directly to:


The final submission deadline is November 30, 2021.


Julaine Hall
Research Development Consultant, Awards & Distinctions
Telephone: 519-661-2111 (ext. 87970)