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To promote China-related research in financial economics, the Sun Yefang Economic Science Foundation (SYESF) established the Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award (SYFIA) in 2013. The Award recognizes contributions that will lead to further prosperity in Chinese society. The SYFIA, based on the principles of openness and fairness, is awarded every two years. The second competition opens in June 2015.

Eligibility

Books published or papers published (or accepted) by Chinese and international journals from January 1, 2010 to October 31, 2015 are eligible for the Award. All eligible works shall be related to Chinese financial issues in theory and practice.

Administration

The SYFIA is sponsored by the China Financial Futures Exchange (CFFE) and is administered by SYFIA Review Committee.

Review Committee

The SYFIA Review Committee composes of experts and specialists from academia, financial regulatory authorities and industry. Members of the Review Committee are invited by the SYESF.

Procedure

1. Preliminary examination: the Review Committee Office will conduct procedural examination of the applications.

2. Evaluation:  In the first round, candidates will be chosen by a panel of external experts selected at random by the Review Committee Office. In the second round, a short list of awardees will be nominated from the chosen candidates, following by an open discussion and anonymous vote.

3. Announcement: The recommended list of awardees will be announced on the official websites of the SYESF and the National Institute of Financial Research, Tsinghua University (NIFR) for one month.

4. Approval: the list of selected awardees will be submitted to the SYESF Board of Directors for approval.

5. Award granting: the Award will be publicized and presented at the award ceremony. RMB 200,000 will be granted for Book Award winner and RMB 100,000 will be granted for Paper Award winner. The winners will be announced in the middle of 2016.

Submission

Applicants shall submit their applications before December 31, 2015.

Submission documents for the Book Award shall include:

1. A completed application form (Appendix 1);

2. Two reference letters (Appendix 3);

3. Three copies of the book.

Please send all the documents to:

Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award Review Committee Office, PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University, 43 Chengfu Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100083.

Submission documents for the Paper Award shall include:

1. A completed application form (Appendix 2);

2. Two reference letters (Appendix 3);

3. Original copy of the paper or a scanned copy of acceptance letter in PDF format.

Please send all application documents in electronic format to: syffia@pbcsf.tsinghua.edu.cn.

No charges for application.

Contact Information

Tel: 010-6278 1546 E-mail: syffia@pbcsf.tsinghua.edu.cn

Contact address: Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award Review Committee Office, PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University, 43 Chengfu Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100083.


Appendix 1: Application Form for the 2nd Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Book Award

Appendix 2 Application Form for the 2nd Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Paper Award

Appendix 3 Recommendation Form for the 2nd Sun Yefang Financial Innovation Award

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