The Center for Financial Development and Stability (CFDS) at Henan University invites applications from highly qualified candidates for temporary research visits. This program will offer postdoctoral researchers in the areas of macroeconomics and finance the opportunity to focus on their research work, cooperate with CFDS´s economists and participate in the centers seminars and conferences. Priority is given to research projects focusing on research that matches research interests of our member(s). Target Output of each visit is one research paper published in a journal indexed in SSCI with HenU CFDS as affiliation. This paper will also be published in our Discussion Paper Series.


We offer three types of Research Visits:

  • Short-term Research Visits, which will last two to four weeks
    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
    CFDS will cover flights and accommodation in Kaifeng during the visit.
  • Research Visit for the fall/winter semester 2019/2020
    Application Deadline: May 15th 2019
    CFDS will cover flights and accommodation in Kaifeng during the visit as well as a daily allowance of 100 RMB.
  • Visiting Faculty for the spring/summer 2019
    Application Deadline: October 30th 2018
    This position requires to teach one course (4 hours per week) for undergraduate or graduate students (teaching language is English) in cooperation with the School of Economics at Henan University in addition to the research task.
    CFDS will cover flights and accommodation in Kaifeng during the visit, compensation depends on the qualification of the applicant and will be adjusted accordingly.


Required Documents (for all types of visits):

  • CV
  • Cover Letter (including proposal(s) for the time of visit for short-term visit)
  • Research proposal (including expected outcome, name of the CFDS member(s) that would be a potential research partner, reason to do this research at Henan)
  • One recent working paper / publication
  • Recommendation Letter (for junior applicants only, senior applicants need to already have a record of publications in SSCI listed journals)

Please send your application via email to our head of administration Kerstin El-Shagi – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.