PhD Forum

The 29th AFBC will include a PhD Forum for advanced Finance Doctoral Students who are currently working on their dissertation.

The one-day forum will offer 10 accepted students the unique opportunity to present their dissertation proposals and have their work discussed by distinguished academics from top business schools in the US, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Throughout the seminar, students will receive valuable advice from leading scholars relating to career development from leading scholars, and will discuss recent developments in finance literature with fellow students and faculty members.

PhD Forum prizes

Prizes will be awarded for the top three papers presented at the PhD Forum.

  • AU$1000 will be awarded to the best paper
  • AU$500 will be awarded to the second best paper
  • AU$250 will be awarded to the third best paper

How to submit a paper for the PhD Forum

  1. Complete the PhD Nomination Forum (PDF) and email it to
  2. Submit your paper through our SSRN submission page. Ensure that you select “PhD Forum” in the topic classification section, AND 1-2 other topic areas that are relevant to your paper.

Please note: if your paper is not selected for the PhD Forum, it will still be under consideration for inclusion in the main conference. Papers accepted for presentation at the PhD Forum are automatically also accepted for presentation at the main conference.


The submission deadline is Friday 19 August 2016, the same date as the submission deadline for the main conference.

Delegates not presenting a paper may register until the conference date.

Airfare and accommodation assistance for PhD candidates

Papers accepted for presentation at the PhD Forum are offered up to AU$2000 airfare and accommodation assistance