2021 Visiting Scholar Paid Positions 2021 Visiting Scholar Paid Positions

To contribute to our research and policy efforts, the Regional and Community Outreach Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston supports visiting scholars. The department focuses on issues that impact low- and moderate-income families and communities and conducts applied policy research across several areas of interest, detailed below.

To advance research in these areas of interest, we invite researchers to apply for visiting scholarships for periods ranging from 3 months to one year. Scholars produce a research paper and engage with community development research and outreach staff. During their tenure, scholars can conduct the research using a variety of proprietary databases, including the New York Fed Consumer Credit panel. Scholars working on the following topics, which complement the department's current research agenda, receive priority consideration:

  • Smaller Industrial Cities and Rural Communities
  • Household Economic Mobility and Equity
  • Employment Opportunities

Over the course of their tenure in the department, we expect that the visiting scholar will:

  • Work on a substantive piece of research relevant to Regional and Community Outreach. It is expected that this work will be published in the department's discussion paper series or issue brief (with the author retaining all future publishing rights to his or her work) and that the author will seek subsequent publication in an appropriate peer-reviewed journal.
  • Present preliminary results to department staff during an informal seminar and deliver a formal presentation at a later stage in the research department seminar series at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
  • Interact with researchers and contribute to intellectual life in the department.

Scholars are selected on a rolling basis and receive compensation* commensurate with the scope of the work and length of the visit. Interested parties should direct questions regarding the program or application process to communitydevelopment@bos.frb.org.

*The department does not provide or pay for support staff or pay for scholars' relocation or travel costs.