BCRA - CONICET Call for Submission of Research Projects

The BCRA and the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, CONICET) have opened the Call for Targeted Research Projects (Proyectos de Investigación Orientada, PIO) 2022-2023. This is the first call under an agreement signed between both institutions in October, which aims at boosting the development of new research projects. The submission of “ideas-projects” will be opened from December 14, 2021 to March 1, 2022.

As a result, a new line of research is launched, focusing on topics related to the purpose and functions of the BCRA. An ad hoc commission made up of members nominated by the BCRA and CONICET—with federal representation and gender equality—will be responsible for analyzing the projects in the different stages.

For the first submission stage, applicants must include a brief description of the project’s main aspects, addressing the prioritized research topics. The potential for transfer and the creation of multidisciplinary teams will be taken into consideration. The following topics will be prioritized in this call:

-Development of the domestic capital market, focusing on the retail segment

-Households' and companies' indebtedness

-International financial architecture

-Macroeconometric model for Argentina

-Impact of financial education programs

-Analysis of determinants of the demand for means of payment

The selected projects will enter the second stage for final submission.

The projects will last two years. The results of the research will be published in the Ensayos Económicos (Economic Essays) journal of the BCRA.

The projects will be financed by the BCRA and will be managed by the CONICET through Fundación INNOVA-T.

Conditions and Dates for Submission

You may find the “ideas-projects” submission form HERE.

The “ideas-projects” form must be submitted to proyectoorientado@conicet.gov.ar

Call Conditions: Conditions for the 2022-2023 BCRA - CONICET Call

The call for the final submission of the selected “ideas-projects” will be opened from April 15 to May 15, 2022.

For more information, write to: proyectoorientado@conicet.gov.ar .

November 26, 2021.

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