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2023 Publishing in Finance Webinar: Journal of Finance

Date: February 1, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Location: Zoom

Join us for a conversation with the first female editor of the Journal of Finance, Antoinette Schoar (MIT) and our interviewers Jennie Baie (Georgetown University) and Juliana Salomao (University of Minnesota). Co-sponsored with CSWEP.

February 1, 2023 at 12:00 PM EST.

AFFECT Data & Drinks Reception (Sponsored by Cornerstone Research)

Date: January 6, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CST
Location: Sheraton, Rhythms II

Join us at the 2023 AFA Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

We will discuss AFFECT’s 2022 activities, including mentoring initiatives and the inaugural 2022 AFA/AFFECT Department survey.

AFFECT is hosting a day-long mentoring workshop in conjunction with the 2023 AFA meetings.

Date: January 5, 2023
Time: 8 AM -5 PM
Location: Sheraton, Oak Alley

The event will include both breakout research sessions and panel discussions led by mentors. Twelve women, each of whom is a senior faculty member within finance, have generously offered to serve as mentors. The breakout sessions will be in small groups, organized by research area. The panel discussions will focus on issues such as publishing, effective teaching, and work/life balance. In addition, there will be two dinners, to give participants added opportunity to network.

AFA membership is required.

AFFECT/JFE call for funding proposals

Date: December 15, 2022

In collaboration with the Journal of Financial Economics, AFFECT is pleased to announce a new call for funding proposals for projects that involve collecting new data for research that aligns with AFFECT’s mission. Grant recipients must agree to disseminate the data publicly on their websites within 12 months.

AFFECT will review all proposals and render funding decisions by the end of January 2023. Generous support from the Journal of Financial Economics will allow funding for 3-5 proposals in amounts of between $10,000 and $30,000 each.  Indirect (overhead) costs are not permitted.

Funds are distributed in two parts.  75% is distributed at the time of the award decision.  The remaining 25% is distributed when the data are collected and posted publicly on the recipient’s website, as long as the posting occurs within 12 months of the first distribution of funds. If the data are used in a research paper, grant recipients agree to acknowledge financial support from the Elsevier finance portfolio and AFFECT.

To apply, email and include “AFFECT/JFE Funding Proposal” in the subject line. Proposals will be accepted until December 15, 2022 and must include the following information:

  1. Applicant name, institution, and email address
  2. Applicant’s CV
  3. One paragraph description of the data to be collected
  4. One-page description of the research project that the data will support
  5. Detailed budget for data collection. No indirect (overhead) costs are permitted.
  6. Timeline for data collection
  7. List of other funding sources already secured
  8. Amount of funding requested

We especially encourage proposals that advance AFFECT’s mission to collect more systematic data on the standing of women in finance and to raise awareness regarding the representation of women in seminar series, in conferences, and in applicant pools.

AFFECT Webinar on research-related issues

Date: November 15, 2022

Topics will include: developing new ideas, positioning the paper, getting feedback, managing co-author relationships, and more. 

Panelists include:

  • Cami Kuhnen: Professor of Finance and Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Scholar at University of North Carolina, NBER Research Associate
  • Simi Kedia: Professor of Finance and Albert R. Gamper Chair in Business at Rutgers Business School
  • Margarita Tsoutsoura: Associate Professor of Finance at Washington University in St Louis, NBER Research Associate

The panel will be moderated by Michelle Lowry, TD Bank Professor of Finance at Drexel University.

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