Doctoral Student Research Grants

The Journal of Investment Consulting provides doctoral research grants on topics that examine recent research in topics relevant to investment consulting and private wealth management. Research proposals are invited from doctoral students on the following topics: alternative investments, asset allocation, currency management, modeling tail risk, investment due diligence, manager search and selection, monolithic and flash trading, performance measurement, portfolio construction, regime-switching models, risk management, retirement planning, small-cap investing, stress-testing investment portfolios, wealth management, and other relevant topics for investment professionals.

Proposal Criteria: Research must follow robust quantitative methods, but it also must offer implications for applied research relevant to investment advisors/consultants. All research proposals submitted for funding consideration should include the following:

  • Introduction and Theoretical Framework
  • Statement of the Problem
  • Purpose of the Study
  • Literature Review
  • Questions and/or Hypotheses
  • Methodology
  • Significance for investment advisors/consultants
  • References
  • Researcher’s biography

Review Process: The Journal of Investment Consulting editorial advisory board will review all submitted proposals. Proposals will be selected for funding based on relevance of the research and its significance for investment advisors.

Funding: IMCA will provide US$5,000 funding for approved proposals; the deliverable is a paper submission for publishing consideration in the Journal of Investment Consulting. The publication’s editorial advisory board will review all resulting paper submissions via its blind review process.

Proposal Submission: The Journal of Investment Consulting accepts doctoral student research proposals for consideration on a continual basis.

Submit research proposals via e-mail in either PDF or Word format to:
Debbie Nochlin, Managing Editor, Journal of Investment Consulting