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2018 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Midyear Meeting

Doctoral Consortium

Nominations are now closed
The Financial Accounting & Reporting Section (FARS) Doctoral Consortium will be held Friday morning, January 26, 2018 in Austin, Texas immediately before the Midyear Meeting. Students must be nominated by doctoral granting schools. The nomination deadline is Thursday, October 26, 2017.

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 $229 at the Hilton Austin 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.

In prior years, demand has exceeded capacity.  Completing this form does NOT ensure participation in the 2018 Financial Accounting & Reporting Section Doctoral Consortium. Nominations will be reviewed and applicants will receive notification of being accepted or waitlisted on or about November 2, 2017. Given the limited space, FARS implemented a policy to 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 waive registration fees 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 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 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.

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