Bank of France Young Researcher Scholarship for Green Finance in France, 2018

Scholarship Description:

The Bank of France is offering Young Researcher Scholarship for Green Finance. This scholarship is available for French researchers.

Financing the transition to a low carbon economy consistent with the “well below 2 degrees Celsius” goal set out in the Paris agreement and promoting environmentally sustainable growth are among the major challenges of our time.

Host College/University:

The Bank of France is an independent institution governed by French and European law, and a member of the Eurosystem, which is the federal system comprising the European Central Bank and the national central banks of the euro area.

Degree level:

Scholarship is available to pursue research.

Field of Study:

Topics of interest include – but are not limited to – theoretically or empirically relevant work on climate change risks (physical/transition) or opportunities. The work programmes of the three NGFS workstreams provide a basis for identifying relevant topics:

  1. Climate-related risks measurement and mitigation by financial institutions.
  2. The disclosure practices of climate-related risks by corporate and financial institutions.
  3. The potential risk differential between “green” and “brown” assets.
  4. The transmission channels of climate-related risks to the economy and the financial system at the level of institutional sectors.
  5. Macroeconomic models to evaluate the impact of climate change on the economy.
  6. The possible actions of central banks to scale up the green bonds market or the greening of the financial system.

Scholarship Award: 

The scholarship, funded by the Banque de France, consists of an EUR 15,000 grant allocated to a young researcher.


This scholarship is available for French researchers. Scholarship can be taken inFrance.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The Young Researcher Scholarship for Green Finance is intended for researchers who already have their PhD, who are less than 40 years old on 31 October of the year of the award and who are currently affiliated to a French university. The scholarship, funded by the Banque de France, consists of a EUR 15,000 grant allocated to a young researcher.

The payments will be made according to the project financing plan. The outcome of the project should include at least one paper suitable for submission to a major peer-reviewed journal, completed in the 12 to 18 months following the award. The laureate commits to present his/her completed paper(s) at a seminar or a conference organised by the Banque de France or the NGFS in the two years following the award, and to acknowledge the Banque de France’s financial support in any subsequent publication of this research.

English Language Requirements: 

Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Applying procedure Instructions:

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a description of their project (about 10 pages, bibliography, annexes and detailed budget included) and their CV by 12 October 2018 to

Scholarship Official Web Links:

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Scholarship Deadline:

October 12, 2018.

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