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. 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 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 22,000) 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 accepted for the Award of a Doctorate from any recognized nationally accredited University or academic institution globally, are eligible to participate and receive the Award.
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 nationally accredited University or academic institution globally, during the period January 2014 to March 2019. 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. The last date for receiving entries is April 15, 2019.