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Best Student Paper Award 2017 - registration is now closed

For the last nine years, Cambridge Finance is offering its Best Student Paper Award. The award comprises a cash honorarium of £1,000 and a certificate is awarded to the author of the best student paper in finance presented during the 2016-2017 academic year.

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, or Cambridge Judge Business School.


Conditions of entry

  • Papers must be on an aspect of finance.
  • 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 on the this website.
  • Entrants are responsible for ensuring they are aware of the latest details.


  • Entrants must notify the Cambridge Finance by 15 March 2017 of their intention to enter by registering online. Students must provide written approval from their supervisor and a Cambridge Finance manager (from your faculty) by this deadline, to be accepted. Copies of the paper are not required at this stage.
  • Please register online via this link by 15 March 2017
  • The paper title and abstract must be sent to by 15 March 2017
  • Papers must be presented at a recognised University or Departmental seminar, or at a similar approved event, by 31 May 2017.
  • If possible, notify  of the date and venue of the seminar in advance so that notification can be sent to the Cambridge Finance managers and the student’s supervisor should if possible 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 before noon on 31 May 2017 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 on 16 June 2017, at CJBS.  All entrants should attend this event.
  • The winning paper will be made available on the Cambridge Finance website.
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