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Opportunities for researchers

The Directorate General Research (DG/R) offers exciting and challenging employment opportunities for research economists, traineeships for students, and fellowships for promising young researchers as well as prominent scholars.

Research economists interested in employment at the ECB are invited to respond to vacancy notices that appear regularly on the ECB's careers pages. DG/R also recruits for entry-level positions on the job market organised by the American Economic Association.

Wim Duisenberg Fellowship

Wim Duisenberg Fellowship

Fellowships for prominent economists in academia, central banks and research institutions.
Wim Duisenberg Fellowship

Regular Research Visitors

Regular Research Visitors

Visiting programme for leading academic senior economists.
Regular Research Visitors


Lamfalussy Fellowship

Lamfalussy Fellowship

Fellowships for promising young economists in academia, central banks and research institutions.
Lamfalussy Fellowship

Summer Research Graduate Programme

Summer Research Graduate Programme

Summer traineeships for promising PhD students in their second or third year of studies.
Summer Research Graduate Programme


Student Research Traineeship Programme

Student Research Traineeship Programme

Research assistant positions for Bachelor’s or Master’s degree candidates, or PhD students.
Student Research Traineeship Programme