Best Student Paper Award Entry Criteria
For the fifth year, Cambridge Finance has offered its Best Student Paper Award. The award comprises a cash honorarium of £1,000 and certificate awarded to the author of the best student paper in finance presented during the 2012-2013 academic year. The aim of the award is both to reward excellence, and to encourage graduate students to present their work to academics and students in the field.
Who is eligible?
- Graduate students currently studying finance at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Land Economy, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of History, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Mathematics, Department of Engineering or at Cambridge Judge Business School.
- Single author papers are preferred but co-authored papers are permitted. The co-author is not required to be a Cambridge University student providing that the paper is presented by the Cambridge student at an approved workshop. A co-author's total contribution should not exceed 33%.
- If written by a student and a supervisor, we need a letter from the supervisor stating what proportion of the work the student did. A supervisor's contribution should not exceed 50%. The prize will be awarded in its entirety to the student.
- If written by two Cambridge students, either may present but a joint presentation would be preferred. If successful the prize will be divided equally between the student authors, regardless of who presents or what proportion of work each contributed to the paper.
- If written by a Cambridge student and a student from another university, the paper must be presented by the Cambridge student and only the Cambridge student is eligible for the prize.
- Students may enter more than one paper.
Conditions of entry
- Papers must be on an aspect of finance.
- Entrants must notify the CF administrator by 30th January 2013 of their intention to enter. Students must provide the CF administrator with written approval from their supervisor and a Cambridge Finance manager by this deadline to be accepted. Copies of the paper are not required at this stage.
- The paper title and abstract must be sent to the CF administrator no less than three weeks before the date of the presentation.
- By entering the competition, entrants agree to abide by all conditions and procedures set out here.
- Any changes in conditions, procedures or deadlines will be published here. Entrants are responsible for ensuring they are aware of the latest details.
- Papers must be presented at a recognised University or Departmental seminar, or at a similar approved event, by 30th May 2013.
- The CF adminstrator must be notified of the date and venue of the seminar in advance so that notification can be sent to the CF managers and the students supervsior should be present at the talk. The event need not be in Cambridge but must include presenting to an academic audience.
- Finalised papers must be emailed to the CF administrator before noon on 30th May 2013 to be considered. This deadline will not be extended.
- The Award Committee will select the best paper from those submitted.
- The award will be presented at the Cambridge Finance student lunch in June 2013. All entrants should attend this event.
- The winning paper will be made available on the Cambridge Finance website.