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Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation

Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Center for Financial Research

Visiting Scholars Program

The FDIC sponsors the Center for Financial Research (CFR) Visiting Scholar program. Appointments are for a limited, renewable term and can be full or part time. The appointments are awarded competitively to professors of any rank and doctorate students nearing completion of their dissertations.

CFR Visiting Scholars are expected to conduct research on topics relevant to the condition of the banking industry and the CFR mission and are expected to interact with FDIC economists, ideally resulting in the co-authorship of papers. Visiting Scholars participate in research seminars and conferences, and make seminar presentations on their research. The FDIC maintains extensive data sources pertaining to the financial services industry, including a significant amount of proprietary data on failed banks.

Interested parties should e-mail or mail a current resume, description of their expected research topics, and sample publications of their work. The FDIC is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer.

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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FDIC Center for Financial Research
3501 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22226

Additional information on the FDIC Visiting Fellows Program is available at Careers at the FDIC under the Economist Position listed.