Doctoral Consortium Student Nomination Process
The Financial Accounting & Reporting Section (FARS) Doctoral Consortium is held immediately before the FARS Midyear Meeting. In order to attend, students must be nominated by their doctoral-granting schools. To encourage doctoral student attendance, FARS makes a substantial financial commitment to the Consortium. Specifically, for students that are attending the Consortium, FARS will waive the student’s conference registration fee as well as the lunch ticket fees for Friday and Saturday. FARS will also reimburse the student for one-night's lodging at the group contracted rate. If two students share a room, FARS will cover two nights' accommodation (i.e., one night for each participant). In the latter case, both students' names must appear on the hotel registration to be eligible for reimbursement. Students will receive an expense reimbursement form at the conference, which they will return to AAA headquarters with their lodging receipt for reimbursement.
In prior years, demand has exceeded capacity. Completing the nomination form does NOT ensure participation in the 2019 FARS Doctoral Consortium. Nominations will be reviewed, and applicants will receive notification of being accepted or waitlisted. Given the limited space, FARS allows a student to attend the consortium one time during the student’s Ph.D. program.
The Consortium is open to accounting Ph.D. students from doctoral-granting institutions that have an interest in financial accounting research. Students may be at any stage in their program, although those who have completed comprehensive exams but are not on the job market will benefit the most from participating. It is expected that a limit of two students from any one university will be allowed to attend, unless there are openings after each school has had the opportunity to nominate two students. Students nominated should be rank ordered on the nomination form by the individual completing the form. We anticipate that all first-choice students will be accepted and the second choices will be accepted to the extent possible.