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Research Grant Opportunity, 2020

The APAEA is calling for research proposals on COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Global Financial Markets. APAEA acknowledges that there is no business/finance/economics literature on pandemics in general and therefore the profession is poor for it. The goal of APAEA consistent with its vision is to develop a body of literature on pandemics in general and COVID-19 in particular. 


The proposal should be less than 1,000 words and explain the contribution the proposed theme will make to the literature and come up with series of research papers and/or research activities (showing clearly specific outputs from any proposed activities). Research papers should be published in peer reviewed international journals.


The proposal, in the case of research papers, should have the following structure: research question, theory, hypothesis, innovation & contributions, approach, budget and timeline. In the case of research activities, the proposal should consist of activities, outputs and budget.


The APAEA targets to grant this project to only scholars in Economics and Finance those are already well established in this field and having track record of publishing high quality journals. The project is expected to be conducted over a 3 to 5 year period and should be completed by June 30, 2025. All proposals are due by 15 May, 2020 (Australian Eastern Time). Late proposals will not be accepted. Proposals will not be acknowledged, and final decision will be made by May 20, 2020. If you do not receive a correspondence by May 20, 2020 it should be assumed that your proposal was unsuccessful.


All proposals should be submitted by email ( in PDF form together with a detailed resume of Project Director.


APAEA Research Grant Committee