January 4, 2013

BMO® Capital Markets Advanced Research Scholarships for Canadians and Foreigners

BMO® Capital Markets Advanced Research Scholarships

Course(s) Offered: Topics relevant to FPG activities
Course Level: Graduate (Phd)
Provider: Financial Products Group (FPG)
Country to Study in: Canada

Scholarship Description
BMO Capital Markets is a part of BMO Financial Group - one of North America’s largest universal banks.

BMO Capital Markets is looking for applications from qualified applicants for its annual Advanced Research Scholarship.

The scholarship is funded by the Financial Products Group (FPG), and supported research topics will be those relevant to FPG activities.

Research proposals will be accepted from PhD level candidates in Mathematics, Finance, or similar.

Students in their last year are also encouraged to apply; their scholarship will be pro-rated for the time they stay at the University.

Eligible groups
Targeted at Canadians and International applicants

Participating Institutions
BMO® Capital Markets (operates in 29 locations around the world, including 16 in North America)

Fields of study
Research proposals are solicited on specific topics that include:
  • Advanced Pricing Theory
  • Advanced Risk Management techniques
  • Advanced Trading strategies relating to Derivative Markets
  • Market microstructure and trade execution
Number of awards
Not specified by provider

Sponsorship duration
Whole duration of programme

Scholarship benefits
Researchers whose proposals are accepted will receive an honorarium. Researchers may additionally be asked to acknowledge FPG and possibly to present the finished paper at a conference or seminar organized by BMO.

Each accepted proposal would receive an honorarium of CAD $20,000. Larger and more ambitious proposals that may take more than one year will also be considered.

Method of Application
Proposal submissions should include:
  • 1-page summary proposal
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Relevant previous papers (web-links are acceptable)
  • Letters of reference from their thesis advisors
Interviews will be conducted with all finalists.

Successful applicants are encouraged to check the eligibility of their proposal for a matching IPS award at the NSERC website (link found on BMO official website - see below).

The application deadline is November 1st of each year.

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

BMO Capital Markets is a leading, full-service North American financial services provider offering equity and debt underwriting, corporate lending and project financing, merger and acquisitions advisory services, securitization, treasury management, market risk management, debt and equity research and institutional sales and trading.

Applications should be submitted to:

Application Deadline: 1 November every year
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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