Doctoral Consortium Nomination Process
The Financial Accounting & Reporting Section (FARS) Doctoral Consortium is scheduled for Thursday, January 21, 2021, from 10:30am to 5:00pm, preceding the FARS Midyear Meeting in Denver, Colorado. Students must be nominated by their doctoral-granting schools to attend. The nomination deadline is Thursday, October 22, 2020.
To encourage doctoral student attendance, FARS does not charge a registration fee for the Doctoral Consortium and provides lunch and snacks on the day of the Consortium. However, individual participants are responsible for their own transportation, accommodations, and other expenses. In addition, if participants are interested in attending the FARS Midyear Meeting, they should register for, and pay related fees to attend the meeting.
There are a small number of need-based scholarships available from FARS. Along with the Consortium nomination, the doctoral program chair (not the PhD student) should submit a letter of interest in one of these scholarships. The letter should include written justification of the nominee’s need (e.g., by attesting to the amount of the nominee’s annual travel budget). Scholarship funds will then be allocated by a separate scholarship committee.
In prior years, demand has exceeded capacity. Nominating a student does NOT ensure participation in the 2021 FARS Doctoral Consortium. Nominations will be reviewed, and applicants will receive notification of being accepted or waitlisted on or about November 9, 2020. Given the limited space, FARS allows a student to attend the consortium only once during the student’s Ph.D. program.
The Consortium is open to accounting Ph.D. students from doctoral-granting institutions who have a primary interest in financial accounting research. Students may be at any stage in their program, although students in the second or third years of doctoral study will receive the greatest benefit. One student per university will be allowed to attend. However, program chairs may nominate a second student and rank order the two students on the nomination form. We will consider second-ranked students as space permits.