The Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Doctoral Consortium will be held Friday morning, January 22, 2016, at Newport Beach Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach, California prior to the 2016 Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Midyear Meeting (which will be held on Friday afternoon on January 22nd and on Saturday, January 23rd). Students are nominated by doctoral granting schools. To encourage doctoral student attendance, FARS makes a substantial financial commitment to the Consortium. FARS will waive the student registration fee for the FARS Conference, waive the lunch ticket fees for the Friday and Saturday lunches, and pay for one-night's lodging at the group contracted rate of $179 at the Marriott Newport Beach Hotel & Spa for those attending the Doctoral Consortium. If two students share a room, the Section 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.
The total number of students who can attend the Consortium is limited, and is now closed. This application does NOT ensure participation in the 2016 Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Doctoral Consortium. Applications will be reviewed and applicants will receive notification of being accepted or waitlisted on or about December 2, 2015. Given the limited number of students who may attend, the Financial Accounting & Reporting Section plans to only allow students to attend the consortium once during the student's Ph.D. program. In the event that the enrollment limit is not reached, repeat attendance may be allowed, but the Section will not provide a reduced registration fee or pay for lodging for those who previously attended.
Doctoral Student Eligibility
The Consortium is open to all Ph.D. students who have an interest in financial accounting research. Students may be at any stage in their program, although students who have completed the comprehensive exams may get the most benefit from participation. It is expected that a limit of 2 students from any one university will be allowed to attend unless there are openings after each school has had the opportunity to nominate 2 students. Priority will be given to students who have not attended a prior FARS Doctoral Consortium. Students nominated should be rank ordered on the nomination form by the nominating department chair or doctoral program director. We anticipate that all first-choice students will be accepted and the second choices will be accepted to the extent possible.