Notice of IAFA Doctoral Colloquium and Annual Conference 2021

The IAFA Doctoral Colloquium and 33rd Annual Conference will be hosted by the Munster Technological University (formerly Cork Institute of Technology) from 12th to 14th May 2021. Both events will be held online.  The Doctoral Colloquium will take place on Wednesday 12th May and the Annual Conference on Thursday 13th May and Friday 14th May.  Detailed schedules will be issued nearer to the date.

Annual Conference
The deadline for completed papers/abstracts is 19th March 2021. Empirical, theoretical and review papers are welcomed in all areas of accounting, finance, taxation and governance. Papers should be submitted by email to IAFA2021@cit.ie. Decisions on acceptances of papers will be communicated by 15th April 2021.  Accepted papers will only be included on the conference schedule where registration and payment has been received from at least one author by 29th April 2021 (see www.iafa.ie for further details).

Doctoral Colloquium
This event will provide students, at all stages of doctoral research, with an opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from academics in their field.  An application form for the Doctoral Colloquium will be available on the IAFA website and must be submitted no later than 19th March 2021. Note that students attending the Doctoral Colloquium can register for the conference for a reduced fee (more information will be available on the IAFA website).

The Masters/Doctoral Research Funding Competition, which awards prizes to doctoral students presenting work at the colloquium, invites applicants to apply using the relevant section of the application form available on the IAFA website. This competition is open to all registered IAFA members who are undertaking research towards a Masters or Doctoral qualification. The research must contribute to the aims of IAFA. A prize fund of up to €5,000 is available in 2021. Applicants must indicate that they wish to be considered for the funding competition on the relevant section of the application form for the Doctoral Colloquium.

Doctoral students may also apply for the EAA PhD Forum Scholarship using the relevant section of the application form.  On an annual basis, up to three doctoral students will be selected to attend the EAA PhD Forum of the year following (i.e. selected by IAFA typically in May and attending the EAA PhD Forum the May of the following year). The application form provides further details of this award.

As mentioned above, application forms must be submitted no later than 19th March 2021. Applicants for the Masters/Doctoral Research Funding Competition and the EAA PhD Forum Scholarship must attend and present at the IAFA Annual Doctoral Colloquium event, where the result will be decided, and the successful applicant must present how they used and benefited from the award/scholarship at the following year’s IAFA Doctoral Colloquium (2022). The decision of the judges is final.

Link to application form – IAFA Doctoral Colloquium Application Form 2021

Please direct all queries to one of the following:
Dr. Ruth Vance Lee or Ms. Sylvia Dempsey, Department of Accounting and Information Systems,
Munster Technological University, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork.
Email: IAFA2021@cit.ie in the first instance or ruth.vance@cit.ie /  sylvia.dempsey@cit.ie