CAMRI Applied Finance Research Grant (AY 2014/15)

The 2014 CAMRI Applied Finance Research Grant funded by the generosity of CAMRI donors was awarded to Assistant Professor Qian Wenlan of the Finance Department for her proposal, "Short Sellers and Limits to Arbitrage" and also awarded to Assistant Professor Luis Filipe Goncalves-Pinto of the Finance Department for his proposal, "Deleveraging Risk and Hedge Fund Activism".

Call For Applied Finance Research Proposals (AY 2014/15) 

CAMRI is seeking to create and disseminate an applied finance research program in the area of asset management through both direct and indirect support of NUS Business School's faculty. Based on a recent gift of S$30,000 from the generosity of CAMRI donors, which was provided in order to support annual research grants at CAMRI that will broadly benefit the investment management industry in Singapore, CAMRI is looking to fund applied finance research proposals of up to S$30,000 in the areas of: 

  1. Delegated Portfolio Management (unit trusts, mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity)
  2. Commodities, Derivatives, Asset Pricing (Empirical & Theory)
  3. Financial Market Microstructure, Market Design, Trading Strategies
  4. Market Efficiency, Behavioral Finance
  5. Consumer Finance and Investing Research

This could include topics in the area of life-cycle saving and investing in Singapore in particular, and Asia in general, especially in the context of retirement planning, inflation-indexed products, etc

These research grants are meant to:

  • stimulate original and fundamental applied finance research thinking in the area of asset management;
  • improve the Singapore investment management industry's knowledge and understanding of asset management and related issues; and
  • disseminate this knowledge to a wider academic and practitioner audience, say for example, at one of CAMRI's Applied Research Forums.

A 3-5 page applied finance research proposal grant application is all that is required. Each application will be evaluated based on the importance and quality of the proposed applied research. Although projects are not required to have a strictly Asian focus, preference will be given to research proposals with emphasis on issues relevant to the development of the asset management industry in Singapore and Asia. The research is nevertheless expected to have a global impact.

The budget may cover RA support, equipment, travel, supplies, computing time, etc., directly related to the area of research. The research grant is worth up to S$30,000 tenable over a period of one year. Not more than 2 grants will be awarded in each academic year. If two grants are indeed awarded, each would be worth S$15,000. While we expect a working paper that is suitable for publication to be the ultimate outcome of this research funding exercise, a short final report is all that is required at the end of the project, along with the dissemination of the knowledge acquired from this research to a wider academic and practitioner audience, say, at one of CAMRI's Applied Research Forums.

The 3-5 page applied research proposal grant application should be submitted to:

Ms. Himali Kothari
Associate Director, CAMRI
NUS Business School
15 Kent Ridge Drive
Level 3, Mochtar Riady Building
Singapore 119245
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The submission deadline is 30 June 2014. Applications should be from NUS Business School faculty, and they will be evaluated by CAMRI's Research Committee headed by Professor Sumit Agarwal, Research Director at CAMRI. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the review within 2 weeks of the deadline.

 

CAMRI Applied Finance Research Grant (AY 2011/12)


      

Call For Applied Research Proposals (AY 2011/12)

CAMRI is seeking to create and disseminate an applied finance research program in the area of asset management through both direct and indirect support of NUS Business School's faculty. Based on a recent gift of S$15,000 from the Investment Management Association of Singapore (IMAS), which was provided in order to support applied finance research at CAMRI that will broadly benefit the investment management industry in Singapore, CAMRI is looking to fund applied finance research proposals of up to S$15,000 in the areas of:

  1. Delegated Portfolio Management (unit trusts, mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity)
  2. Commodities, Derivatives, Asset Pricing (Empirical & Theory)
  3. Financial Market Microstructure, Market Design, Trading Strategies
  4. Market Efficiency, Behavioral Finance

This could include topics in the area of life-cycle saving and investing in Singapore in particular, and Asia in general, especially in the context of retirement planning, inflation-indexed products, etc.

These research grants are meant to:

  • stimulate original and fundamental applied finance research thinking in the area of asset management;
  • improve the Singapore investment management industry's knowledge and understanding of asset management and related issues; and
  • disseminate this knowledge to a wider academic and practitioner audience, say for example, at one of CAMRI's Applied Research Forums.

A 3-5 page applied finance research proposal grant application is all that is required. Each application will be evaluated based on the importance and quality of the proposed applied research. Although projects are not required to have a strictly Asian focus, preference will be given to research proposals with emphasis on issues relevant to the development of the asset management industry in Singapore and Asia. The research is nevertheless expected to have a global impact.

The budget may cover RA support, equipment, travel, supplies, computing time, etc., directly related to the area of research. The research grant is worth up to S$15,000 tenable over a period of one year. Not more than 2 grants will be awarded in each academic year. If two grants are indeed awarded, each would be worth S$7,500. While we expect a working paper that is suitable for publication to be the ultimate outcome of this research funding exercise, a short final report is all that is required at the end of the project, along with the dissemination of the knowledge acquired from this research to a wider academic and practitioner audience, say, at one of CAMRI's Applied Research Forums.

The 3-5 page applied research proposal grant application should be submitted to:

Ms Himali Kothari
Associate Director, CAMRI
NUS Business School
15 Kent Ridge Drive
Level 3, Mochtar Riady Building
Singapore 119245
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The submission deadline is 8 August 2011. Applications should be from NUS Business School faculty, and they will be evaluated by CAMRI's Research Committee. The Research Selection Committee comprises of Professors Anand Srinivasan (Head, Finance Department), Fong Wai Mun (Deputy Head, Finance Department), and Joseph Cherian (Director, CAMRI). Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the review within 2 weeks of the deadline.