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PCAOB Economic Research Fellowships in USA, 2019

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is inviting applicants for Economic Research Fellowships programme. These fellowships are exclusively available for the applicants of USA.

The aim of the fellowships is to provide opportunities to excellent researchers.

The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2018
  • Course Level: These fellowships are available to pursue research programme.
  • Study Subject: These fellowships are awarded in the field of Economics.
  • Scholarship Award: The PCAOB considers candidates for full-time and part-time research fellowship positions. Fellows receive a salary commensurate with experience, as well as a competitive benefits package. The PCAOB also considers candidates who may not be in a position to take a paid research fellowship position, but are interested in performing research using PCAOB data.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Nationality: US applicants
  • Scholarship can be taken in USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: US applicants are eligible for these fellowships.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
    • Tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members in economics, finance, accounting, or a related area; and,
    • Doctoral students, who have completed all course work in a doctoral program in economics, finance, accounting, or a related area, and are actively performing research or writing a dissertation.
  • English Language Requirements: 

Research Scholarship

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Interested candidates are asked to submit the following information:

  1. A curriculum vitae.
  2. A cover letter that summarizes the candidate’s qualifications and understanding and interest in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the mission of the PCAOB, including a description of the applicant’s goals and expectations for the fellowship.
  3. One or two research papers or recently published articles on topics relevant to the PCAOB.
  4. Two letters of reference sent directly to the PCAOB by the referees.
  5. At least one research proposal that:
    1. Explains the proposed research topic, including the hypothesis to be tested if the project is empirical in nature.
    2. Suggests why the research could be relevant to the PCAOB’s mission and work.
    3. Demonstrates the scientific merit and rigor of the proposal, including a proposed methodology.
    4. Describes the nature of data necessary to complete the research, if the research is empirical in nature.
    5. Provides a research plan that includes an expected timeline of the project.
    6. Discloses the names of any coauthors.
    7. Discloses any potential conflicts of interest.

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