FARS Distinguished Ph.D. Mentoring Award
Purpose: To recognize an individual’s distinguished efforts in teaching and mentoring doctoral
students in the financial accounting research area over the course of his/her career. Candidates
for this award would meet the following criteria:
- Candidates should have a long track record of producing successful doctoral students that
have been research-productive over their careers.
- Candidates should have shown a willingness to co-author with their doctoral students
and/or provide continuing feedback on their students’ work (as evidenced by being thanked for comments).
- Candidates should exhibit some evidence of advancing their students’ long-term professional development; e.g., helping them secure conference or presentation invitations
- Candidates should exhibit some evidence of distinguished teaching and mentoring during their students doctoral programs; e.g., high-quality doctoral seminars
A candidate need not meet each criteria to be considered for the award. The award will not simply be based on numbers of students, but rather weight will also be given to specific examples of situations in which the candidates went above-and-beyond to mentor their students.
Nature of the Award: The Award will not be given with any specific periodicity but rather when
an eligible recipient is identified. Award winners will be recognized and presented with a plaque
either at the FARS Midyear Meeting and the AAA Annual Meeting. The presentation will be a
featured part of a lunch program, with some of the winners’ former students invited to talk about
the ways in which the winners had a positive impact on their careers.
Process: Any FARS member may submit nominations of candidates meeting the above criteria
to the chair of the Lifetime Achievement & PhD Mentoring Awards Committee chair by March 1. The committee chair is Oktay Urcan (firstname.lastname@example.org). The form may include the names of multiple nominators; it is expected that at least
one of the nominators will be a former student of the candidate. The committee's recommendations along with all nominations will be forwarded to the FARS Steering Board for its consideration. A candidate must then receive the support of at least 75% of the
FARS Steering Board members (11 out of 14 members) to be given the award.