Call for entries for India Exim Bank’s Brics Economics Research Award 2021

Export-Import Bank of India (India Exim Bank) of India has opened entries for the 2021 edition of its BRICS Economics Research Award (BRICS Award). The objective of the Award is to stimulate and encourage advanced doctoral research on economics related topics of contemporary relevance to the member nations of BRICS. The Award consists of prize money of Indian Rupees 1.5 million (approximately USD 22,000) sponsored by India Exim Bank, a medal and a citation.

The Award accepts as entries, doctoral thesis written by 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 award of a doctorate from any recognized nationally accredited University or global academic institution, during the period January 2016 to March 2021.  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.

India 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 Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), Brazil; State Development Corporation (VEB.RF), Russia; the 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 India Exim Bank’s Presidency of the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism, India Exim Bank instituted the BRICS Economic Research Award in March 2016.

India Exim Bank BRICS Award represents the Bank’s ongoing efforts at promoting research and analysis in the area of international economics, trade & development and related financing.

To know more about the past winners and to apply for the BRICS 2021, please visit:


For further details please contact: Mr. David Sinate, Chief General Manager, Export-Import Bank of India, Maker Chamber 4, 8th Floor, 222 Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021. Telephone: 022- 2286 0353; E-mail:;


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