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Networks Financial Institute National Competition for Research Papers on Financial Services Policy Reform

Networks Financial Institute in the Scott College of Business at Indiana State University is pleased to announce a call for papers for a national competition for significant and innovative research on financial services policy reform. The purpose of this award is to encourage research on financial regulatory reform among relatively new faculty researchers. Entrants are limited to faculty members in early stages of their careers ‐and PhD students in fields related to financial services and/or public policy. A letter of interest describing the research and its significance must be included, along with the applicant’s curriculum vita, the completed research paper and a letter of recommendation from the chair of the applicant’s department or the head of a dissertation committee in the case of a Ph.D. student. The recommendation letter must indicate that the candidate meets the entry qualifications.

Deadline for submission: August 31, 2010

Papers will be judged by leading experts in the field, including staff and Fellows of Networks Financial Institute. Award winners will be announced on December 17, 2010.

Awards:

First Prize: $15,000

Second Prize: $10,000

Third Prize: $5,000

There will be up to 3 honorable mention awards of $2500 each. The top six candidates will present their work at a forum to be held at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, on May 16, 2011, at which time the awards will be presented. Travel expenses will also be paid to each award winner. Participation in the Forum is a requirement for receipt of the award.

Winning papers will be included in the Working Paper Series of Networks Financial Institute and may be published in other publications of the Institute or in a scholarly journal.

Completed applications should be submitted via email to:

Martha McCormick Research Coordinator
martha.mccormick@isunetworks.org

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