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2016 AMF Young Researcher Award: Call for candidates

Published on May 19, 2016

To strengthen its ties to the academic world and encourage studies related to financial regulation, the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) created a Young Researcher Award in the autumn of 2014. This award, which comes with a prize of 3,000 euros, is given for the best research on economic and financial subjects of interest to the regulator. After giving out the award last year, the AMF is now issuing a new call for candidates.

After giving out its Young Researcher Award for the first time last year, the AMF is announcing a new call for candidates.

Candidate requirements

  • Hold a doctorate from a French university or school;
  • Be affiliated with a French university or French research institute;
  • Carry out a research project in the area of finance that is relevant for a financial market regulator;
  • Be a maximum of thirty years old on 31 December 2015.

The deadline for submitting candidate applications is 30 June 2016. Candidates will be selected by the AMF Scientific Advisory Board and departments of the AMF. The winner will be chosen by the Board on the recommendation of the Scientific Advisory Board.

Candidates must send their application to the following address:

This application must contain:

  • A curriculum vitae (including an up-to-date list of publications);
  • A résumé of a few pages and the thesis defence report;
  • A maximum of two published articles dealing with subjects of interest to the regulator.
  • Requests for information may be sent to the following address:


Deadline for sending candidate applications: 30 June 2016
Final selection and announcement of the winner: September 2016
Award presentation: December 2016 (on condition the winner is present)

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