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External cooperation

Support programme for PhD students

The programme is aimed at raising the level of scientific knowledge in economics and finance and at supporting systematic research in these fields. Provided from 2023 under the aegis of the NBS Foundation, the programme is open to PhD students in the fields of economics and social sciences as part of a broader grant call. More information can be found here on the NBS Foundation’s website, under ‘Grantový program II. – Veda a výskum’ (Grant Programme II – Science and Research).

The next call for applications is scheduled for spring 2023 – the exact deadline will be announced on the Foundation’s website. The successful candidate can receive financial support of up to €10,000 per academic year. Applications will be evaluated by an expert committee.

More information about particular grant calls, the new support scheme, and the expert committee can be found in the Foundation’s documents.

The NBS Governor’s Award

The award is available to students studying at Slovak universities and Slovak students studying abroad, for dissertations or master’s theses in the field of monetary economics, macroeconomics, financial economics, and financial stability. We are looking for high quality work that constitutes an original and clearly formulated contribution to the subject in question.

NBS Visiting Researchers Programme

The NBS Visiting Researchers Programme enables academics and researchers to spend time conducting research on-site at Národná banka Slovenska, Slovakia’s central bank located in the capital city Bratislava.

We welcome applicants whose academic work will complement and enhance the research conducted at the Bank. Preference is given to applications with clearly outlined research projects and objectives that fit into our thematic priorities.

More details about the Visiting Researchers Programme

How to apply

If you are interested in participating in the NBS Visiting Researchers Programme 2023, please fill in the application form and submit it no later than January 2023 to

If you have any questions, please contact: