Research Note Writing Challenge - A Women in Finance Ini...
Jan 29, 2021 - Feb 20, 2021
05:00 PM - 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata)

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1. You can register yourself now and submit your entries on or before 19th February.  

2. Registration and participation in this competition is free of cost.

3. Make sure to select the right registration type 


1. Last date for submission is 19th February 2021 

2. After registration you can submit your team's entry (research note) anytime before 23:59 hrs on 19th February by emailing to 

3. Clearly mention the competition name in the subject line of the email

4. Submission format: PDF; Word limit: 800 - 1000 words

5. Only one submission per participant will be allowed. In case of multiple submissions from one participant, CFA Society India will consider the first submission to be the valid one. 

6.  You shall be informed via email about the receipt of your entry within 24 hours from the time we receive it. 

7. If you don't hear from us within 24 hours, please call +91 8007862978 before submitting again


Rules of the Competition

1.      Each participant can enter only one research note and one version in the competition.

2.      Requests to allow multiple research notes and/or alternate versions will not be entertained.

3.      The decision of the judges will be final. Participants will have no opportunity to challenge or appeal the decision made by judges. 

4.      CFA Society India will have the right to use content from all entries (whether selected as winners or not) on its social media handles.

The competition:

1.      All entries will be evaluated by a core team drawn from CFA Society India’s volunteers. They will endeavour to keep the evaluation process as objective and consistent as possible. 

2.      The top six entries will make it to the final round where they will be evaluated by a panel of two external judges. 


A woman who is either 

(1) a CFA charter holder or 

(2) a CFA charter pending or

(2) a CFA program candidate who has at least cleared the Level -1 exam.

Grand finale webinar and prize announcements

The top three entries will be identified at a grand finale webinar where the winners will be announced.

Winners will be patched in from their respective locations and will feature in a webinar alongside the panellists/judges.

Winners will be accorded three minutes each to make a presentation of their ideas.

Following the presentations, the floor will be opened for questions

Organiser : CFA Society India .

Contact :

+91 8007862978

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