Research Grants and Awards

International Emerging Scholars Society (IESS) provides financial support for academic research projects which have the potential to be applied in the field of financial technology and sustainability. Papers that have been already presented at major academic conferences such as the American Finance Association, the European Finance Association or the Western Finance Association are not eligible for funding by IESS.

Two grants of NZD 5000 each are available and payment will be made directly to the researcher.


  1. Should hold a current membership of IESS (i.e. student, faculty, or professional)

  2. Be the principal investigator of the funded project

  3. Project has’t received any other funding

  4. Presentation of the research project on completion

The interested applicants can send their research proposal and CV to by 15 September 2023.

The committee will make the decision by 30 November 2023. Only selected applicants will be contacted. The preference will be given to the projects that has potential of publication in top journals. The committee decision will be final.