The KAFA presents a number of awards to recognize KAFA members’ outstanding scholarly achievements.

The 2019 Eminent Scholar Award and the 2019 Young Scholar Award will be nominated and selected by the KAFA Award Nomination Committee. Also, we will continue on other awards. The detailed information for each award and necessary documentations are as follows.

 

  1. The Financial News–KAFA Eminent Scholar Award

Selection Criteria

The FN-KAFA Eminent Scholar Award is given to a KAFA member who has achieved outstanding scholarly accomplishment and research contribution in leading journals in finance and related fields.

Nomination Procedure

 Nominations of award candidates are made by the “KAFA Award Nomination Committee” (Nomination Committee hereafter) that consists of three KAFA members (i.e., president, president-elect, and immediate former president). The Nomination Committee can nominate up to three candidates from KAFA life-time members. The nominated candidates are required to submit their review materials such as curriculum vitae and relevant publications to the Nomination Committee before a specified date announced in the KAFA Newsletter.

Selection Procedure

 The “KAFA Award Nomination Committee” will forward the names of nominated candidates and their supporting materials to the “KAFA Award Selection Committee” (Selection Committee hereafter) for the selection of the final award recipient. The Selection Committee that consists of three KAFA members (including former KAFA presidents and past FN-KAFA Eminent Scholar Awardees)* will review the nominees’ research credentials and select a single award recipient on the basis of the nominee’s scholarly accomplishment and research contribution to the field. The Selection Committee may request nominees to provide additional information. The recipient of this award is required to receive it in person at the KAFA annual meeting and expected to organize a KAFA’s FMA panel sessions together with KAFA president-elect in the following year.

Monetary Award

There will be a prize of $5,000 along with an award plaque.

* Two former KAFA presidents and no more than two past awardees will serve as members of the Committee.

 

  1. The SHB–KAFA Young Scholar Award

Selection Criteria

The SHB-KAFA Young Scholar Award is given to a KAFA member who has demonstrated exemplary scholarly performance through publications in leading journals in finance and related fields. Those KAFA members who earned his or her Ph.D. degree within seven years prior to the award date would be considered for the award.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations of award candidates are made by the “KAFA Award Nomination Committee” (Nomination Committee hereafter) that consists of three KAFA members (i.e., president, president-elect, and immediate former president). The Nomination Committee can nominate up to three candidates from KAFA life-time members. The nominated candidates are required to submit their review materials such as curriculum vitae and relevant publications to the Nomination Committee before a specified date announced in the KAFA Newsletter.

Selection Procedure

The “KAFA Award Nomination Committee” will forward the names of nominated candidates and their supporting materials to the “KAFA Award Selection Committee” (Selection Committee hereafter) for the selection of the final award recipient. The Selection Committee that consists of three KAFA members (including former KAFA presidents and past FN-KAFA Eminent Scholar Awardees)* will review the nominees’ research credentials and select a single award recipient on the basis of the nominee’s scholarly achievements and research contribution to the literature based on their published and forthcoming papers in internationally recognized journals prior to the award date. The Selection Committee may request nominees to provide additional information. The recipient of this award is required to receive it in person at the KAFA annual meeting.

Monetary Award

There will be a prize of $2,500 along with an award plaque.

* Two former KAFA presidents and no more than two past awardees will serve as members of the Committee.

 

  1. The Distinguished Service Award

 Selection Criteria

The Distinguished Service Award is given to a KAFA member who has made significant contributions to KAFA and our profession.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations of award candidates are made by the “KAFA Award Nomination Committee” (Nomination Committee hereafter) that consists of three KAFA members (i.e., president, president-elect, and immediate former president). The Nomination Committee should evaluate whether there is any candidate who deserves the Award during the academic year (October to September). Only if all of the Committee members agree that they can identify such a candidate(s), the Nomination Committee can nominate up to three candidates from KAFA life-time members. The next recipient(s) can be considered every four years after the first recipient is awarded. The nominated candidates are required to submit their review materials to the Nomination Committee before a specified date announced in the KAFA Newsletter.

Selection Procedure

The “KAFA Award Nomination Committee” will forward the names of nominated candidates and their supporting materials to the “KAFA Award Selection Committee” (Selection Committee hereafter) for the selection of the final award recipient. The Selection Committee* will review the nominees’ service credentials and select a single award recipient on the basis of the nominee’s service accomplishment and contribution to KAFA and the profession. The Selection Committee may request nominees to provide additional information. The recipient of this award is required to receive it in person at the KAFA annual meeting.

Monetary Award

There will be a prize of $4,000 along with an award plaque.

* Two former KAFA presidents and no more than two past awardees will serve as members of the Committee.

 

  1. Call for the 13th Financial News & KAFA Top-Journal Paper Award

If you have papers published or accepted for the top three journals; Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, or Review of Financial Studies, during the period of September 2018 through August 2019, please provide us with the following information for the consideration of this award. The author of the selected paper will be awarded a cash grant of $2,500 along with a plaque by the representative of Financial News at the annual KAFA banquet during the 2019 FMA Meeting.

 

  1. Call for the 13th Shinhan Bank & KAFA Best Paper Award

The KAFA and Shinhan Bank jointly announce that they will select the best research paper/proposal in the all areas of finance written by KAFA members. The author(s) of selected paper/proposal will be awarded a cash grant of $2,500 along with a plaque by the representative of Shinhan Bank at the annual KAFA banquet during the 2019 FMA Meeting.

 

  1. The Dr. Bong-Soo Lee Memorial Scholarship for Ph.D. students

In 2016, KAFA has established a scholarship fund in memory of the late Dr. Bong-Soo Lee, a longtime KAFA member and past President. His surviving children, Chris and Paul Lee, and Microsoft Corporation have contributed to the scholarship, which will make a $2,500 award annually. If you are eligible, please submit (1) your curriculum vitae and (2) a research paper for the consideration of this award. A recipient will be awarded a cash grant of $2,500 along with a plaque by the president of KAFA at the annual KAFA banquet during the 2019 FMA Meeting.

Eligibility: To be considered for the Scholarship, you must meet these minimum requirements:

  • Be currently a Ph.D. student; and
  • Be currently an active KAFA member or will pay a lifetime membership fee ($300) upon the award announcement

Selection criteria include but are not limited to the following:

  • Research potentials of the applicant reflected in vitae and the submitted research paper; and
  • Leadership roles of the applicant in promoting research activities among new and junior members such as assisting KAFA officers in regards to KAFA research activities.

 

  1. Call for the 13th Financial News & KAFA Doctoral Student Dissertation Award

If you are currently doctoral student (ABD status), please submit your dissertation for the consideration of this award. One or two dissertations will be selected for the awards. Each author will be awarded a cash grant of $1,500 along with a plaque by the representative of Financial News at the annual KAFA banquet during the 2019 FMA Meeting.

 

  1. The Shinhan Bank and KAFA Scholarship for Ph.D. students

Ph.D. students, who present a paper at the annual 2019 FMA meeting, will be awarded a scholarship of $500 for research support. Please submit your information including name, affiliation, and accepted paper to the secretary general by August 15, 2019 (jpark5@usf.edu).

** Required information for the Awards (except for the Shinhan Bank and KAFA Scholarship for Ph.D. students):

  • Title of the Paper, Author(s) (names, affiliations, phones, e-mails), Name of the Journal Issue Date, Volume, and Page Numbers (if published), Copy of the Acceptance Letter (if accepted but not yet published), and Electronic Copy of the Paper
  • Submission Deadline: August 15, 2019 (11:59PM, EST)
  • Submit materials to: Sahn-Wook Huh, President, swhuh@buffalo.edu
  • All award winners must attend the annual meeting to receive monetary awards.