Exim Bank of India announces BRICS Economic Research Award, 2018. The award promotes and encourages research on trade related areas concerning the BRICS countries.
Exim Bank is the nominated member development bank under the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism, along with other nominated member development banks from member nations of BRICS namely Banco Nacional de DesenvolvimentoEconomico e Social (BNDES), Brazil; State Corporation Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank), Russia; China Development Bank Corporation (CDB), China, and Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), South Africa. Exim Bank is also a signatory to the multilateral cooperation agreement signed among the member development banks of member nations of BRICS. In the context of India’s Chairmanship of the BRICS Forum during 2016, and under Exim Bank’s Presidency of the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism, Exim Bank instituted the BRICS Economic Research Award in March 2016. The BRICS Economic Research Award represents Exim Bank’s on-going efforts at promoting research in the area of international economics, trade & development and related financing.
The Award The objective of the Award is to stimulate and encourage advanced doctoral research on Economics and related topics of contemporary relevance to the member nations of BRICS. The Award comprises prize money of Indian Rupees 1.5 million (approximately USD 23,000) sponsored by Exim Bank, a medal and a citation. Doctoral thesis of nationals of any of the five member nations of BRICS, i.e. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, who have been awarded a Doctorate or who have submitted thesis for a Doctorate from any recognized nationally accredited University or academic institution globally, are eligible to participate and receive the Award.
Entry for BRICS Award 2018 The Award accepts as entries, doctoral thesis written by nationals of any of the five member nations of BRICS, who have been awarded a doctorate or accepted for award of a doctorate from any University or academic institution globally, during the period January 2013 to March 2018. The broad focus of the eligible theses could be International Economics, Trade, Development, and related aspects of Financing, which may also have particular relevance especially to BRICS nations/ member development banks of BRICS.