If you have or will soon earn a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, you may be eligible for the research fellowships for economists that the Bank of Italy offers annually in its Directorate General for Economics, Statistics and Research in Rome. The fellowships are for twelve months, renewable for another twelve, and provide fellows with a monthly stipend of €4,000 before tax. Usually the fellowships are announced in October each year, and applications can be accepted through November.
Winners carry out the research project they propose in one of the fields listed in the notice of competition. When the project is concluded, the fellows may be invited to take part in a competition for a permanent position with the Bank at the entry level of the managerial career stream.