Academics affiliated with Monash University, RMIT University and the University of Melbourne are invited to apply for Academic Research Grants in the first round of funding for 2016. Up to four grants will be awarded, with an approximate value of $10,000 each.

Research projects should ideally address, or be related to, one or more of the topics listed in Attachment A, which have been developed in consultation with ACFS Research Program Committees. ACFS may also consider research topics that are not listed but are consistent with the broader ACFS research agenda.

Applications should be a maximum of two pages in length. They should list the names and titles of all researchers who will be participating in the proposed research project (nominating one to act as Project Leader), describe the proposed research question, and outline the proposed research methodology. Curricula vitae are not necessary where biographies and lists of previous publications can be found on university websites.

Applications should be emailed to in Word or PDF format with a header marked “ACFS Academic Research Grant Program 2016”. They must be received by ACFS by 5:00pm AEST on Tuesday 16 August 2016.

Academic Research Grants have the dual objective of generating scholarly articles in good academic journals and producing knowledge which is of interest and relevance to industry practitioners and government – and making that knowledge accessible to those groups. Hence, one condition of the Academic Research Grant program is that successful applicants must produce an article of less than 3,000 words for consideration by JASSA: The Finsia Journal of Applied Finance.

Successful applicants must also meet rigorous progress reporting, monitoring and other requirements, which are detailed in the following pages.

For more information, please read the official Call for Applications here at ARG 2016 Call for Applications [Final]