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Fellowship Award

2018 FELLOWSHIP AWARD

Overview

Submit a doctoral dissertation proposal to be judged and you may win a $5,000 (CAD) award. We’re looking for proposals to have the potential to add to the body of knowledge about Canadian debt, equity, or derivatives and other markets, with particular emphasis on regulation, accounting, corporate governance, taxation, applied securities valuation, portfolio management, behavioral finance and performance attribution.

Award


The winner will receive $5,000 CAD and be recognized at the CFA Society Toronto Annual Awards Reception.  The winner will also be acknowledged in The Analyst publication and on our social media channels.

Eligibility

  • Must be a doctoral candidate at a Canadian university
  • Dissertation proposal must be approved by the university but the final dissertation has not been defended
  • Work must be in English, unpublished, and cannot currently be accepted for publication

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to dissertation proposals judged to have potential to add to the body of knowledge about Canadian debt, equity, derivatives, alternative investments and other markets, with particular emphasis on regulation, accounting, corporate governance, taxation, applied securities valuation, portfolio management, behavioral finance, and performance attribution.  Those top candidates will be contacted for a phone interview as part of the judging for this award. CFA Society Toronto reserves the right not to grant an award in a given year.

Submission Materials

  • Completed submission includes:
    • Application form (click on "Apply Now")
    • A letter from supervisor indicating that the dissertation proposal has been defended, but its thesis has not yet been defended. (For an example click here.  Upload letter in application form.)
    • Dissertation proposal (upload in application form)
    • Mail (DO NOT EMAIL) one hard copy of your dissertation proposal to: CFA Society Toronto, Fellowship Award Submission, 120 Adelaide St. W. Ste. 2205, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5H 1T1.  Your hard copy must arrive at our office on or before the deadline date.
  • Finalists will be subject to a telephone interview with judging panel in January 2018

Information & Inquiries

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: awards@cfatoronto.ca or 416.366.5755 x225. Please note, it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure both the online application materials and the hard copy of your dissertation proposal are received by our office by 8 January 2018 (extended deadline).  Incomplete applications will not be accepted, and CFA Society Toronto reserves the right not to grant an award in a given year. 

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2014 Recipient: Ding Ding

Past Winners

Application

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