Call for Nominations
Financial Accounting and Reporting Section
2014 Best Dissertation Award
The Financial Accounting and Reporting Section seeks to advance financial accounting and reporting research by recognizing and rewarding outstanding work of junior colleagues. Accordingly, a Best Dissertation Award is given each year to recognize the author of an outstanding financial accounting/reporting dissertation completed during the previous year. Submitted dissertations shall be judged by an Awards Committee. In selecting the award recipient, the Awards Committee will consider the importance of the financial accounting/reporting issue, the quality of execution of the study, and the contribution of the research. The author of the dissertation must be a member of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section.
The Best Dissertation Award carries with it a $1,500 cash prize for the winner and an engraved plaque for both the winner and the dissertation chair. The winner will be announced and recognized at the Section's meeting during the 2014 AAA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.
Contest Procedures and Rules
The completed dissertation must have been defended during calendar year 2013. Authors wishing to be considered for the award should submit the following materials to the Awards Committee Chair NO LATER THAN March 21, 2014:
- A detailed dissertation abstract in WORD or PDF format, not to exceed 7 pages. The abstract should explain the research question addressed in the dissertation, the importance of the research, how the dissertation builds on prior work, samples, hypotheses, methodologies, and research results.
- A letter from the dissertation committee's chair (in Word or PDF format), not to exceed 2 pages, attesting that the completed dissertation was defended during 2013. This letter may be in the form of a nomination and may include an assessment of the importance and quality of the work.
- The complete dissertation in pdf format.
Please submit the three items by e-mail attachment, preferably by the submitter's dissertation chair. Please include all three items (abstract, dissertation chair's letter, and dissertation) in one submission.
Submissions will be judged by an Awards Committee appointed by the President of the Section. Submit the required materials by March 21, 2014, to the Chair of the Best Dissertation Award Committee:
Chair of the FARS 2014 Best Dissertation Award — Shyam V. Sunder (firstname.lastname@example.org)