Zahid Hussain Post Doctoral Research Fellowship Program at State Bank of Pakistan

State Bank of Pakistan, the central bank of the country, invites applications for Zahid Hussain Post Doctoral Research Fellowship Program from individuals possessing PhD degrees in Economics. The Fellowship program, as a tool for knowledge sharing and capacity building , aims at providing scholars at the postdoctoral level an opportunity to participate in and contribute to the research activities of SBP with regard to issues of pressing national / global importance and providing SBP an opportunity to benifit from the diverse knowledge, background and experience offered by high caliber scholars from around the world.

Fellowship Details:

Research conducted during the fellowship must be on issues relating to Pakistan's economic and financial system. While helping SBP in building up its research capacity the researchers will have an opportunity to critically examine and review some of the policy initiatives in the chosen research areas and develop innovative policy proposals. During the fellowship, the participants will be based in Karachi, and will report to Director Research, State Bank of Pakistan. This will typically be a one-year contract, during which they will be required to complete a research study on an agreed topic. SBP will provide full medical coverage and a two way air ticket along with a monthly stipend of Rs. 80,000/-


The program is intended for individuals possessing a PhD degree (preferably fresh) in Economics.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates may apply via email on prescribed form at or by post at the address given below. The Applications should accompany the following

  • Full Curriculum Vitae.
  • Expression of interest (a clear statement of career goals and aspirations).
  • At least one research proposal including outline of the proposed work, goals, objectives and expected outcomes of the fellowship, with tentative timeline.
  • List of publications.

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The program is being run on an on-going basis and there are no deadlines for applications. Each applicant will be evaluated independently on the basis of his / her qualification and the strength / usefulness of research proposal. State Bank of Pakistan reserves the right to accept / reject the applications received at its discretion.

Human Resources Department
State Bank of Pakistan
I.I Chundrigar Road
Karachi - 74000

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