Prize details

Financial Markets Authority (FMA) Honours/Masters Research Prize

Value:

$1,000

Closing date:

No application required

Eligibility

The Financial Markets Authority Honours/Masters Research Prize was established in 2014 by the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) and offers an annual prize for the best piece of student research on topics related to the organisation and regulation of New Zealand capital markets.

Information

The Prize will be awarded by Victoria University upon the recommendation of a selection committee comprising the Head of the School from where students are nominated (or nominee), one member of Academic Staff from the relevant school, and one representative of the FMA. The main purpose of the prize is to recognise and reward the Honours or Masters student who produces the best dissertation or thesis on topics related to the organisation and regulation of New Zealand capital markets.

Selection criteria

1. The Prize will be awarded annually to the Honours or Masters student achieving a minimum grade criteria, the winner is then chosen based on the selection committee's recommendation in a dissertation or thesis that has been undertaken on one of the FMA's approved topics of interest.
2. To be eligible for consideration, the dissertation or thesis must have been fully assessed with the final grade approved by 30 April of the year in which the selection decision is made (see Notes i and ii).
3. In the event of a tie, the Postgraduate Programme Director of the School of Economics and Finance shall determine, in consultation with the FMA, if the Prize may be shared.

Notes:

i. A list of approved research topics will be made available to students each Semester via the School of Economics and Finance and other schools.
ii. The Prize will usually be awarded in February of the following year, once final grades have been obtained for all the eligible Honours dissertations and Masters theses submitted over the past year.
iii. Dissertations or theses with final results approved after 31 January each year will be considered for the following year's Prize.

Tenure of award

One year

Decision makers

The Prize will be awarded by Victoria University upon the recommendation of a selection committee comprising the Head of the School from where students are nominated (or nominee), one member of Academic Staff from the relevant school, and one representative of the FMA.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?

Recipients of the Prize will be required to provide the FMA with a brief business summary of their research, including its relevance to the FMA.

For more information about this award contact:

The Scholarships Office Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington
New Zealand
Phone: (04) 463 5113 or (04) 463 5557
E-mail: scholarships-office@vuw.ac.nz