Call for research proposals spring 2020


Spring Seminar Inquire Europe
29 - 31 March, 2020, Riga, Latvia

Guidelines to Authors


The Institute for Quantitative Research (INQUIRE) in Europe provides financial support for academic research projects with potential applications in the field of investment management. Inquire Europe encourages in particular early stage research, research on European issues and using European data and by researchers affiliated with European universities. Papers are eligible for Inquire Europe funding if still substantial work is to be done. Please attach a draft copy of a paper if that is available, and indicate which further work is to be done in your proposed time-schedule.

Papers that are 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 Inquire Europe.

Several grants of  € 10.000 a piece are awarded each year. Payments are made directly to the researcher, unless otherwise requested. Support of a research project by Inquire Europe does not in any way preclude subsequent publication of the paper in a journal of the researcher's choice.

Completed papers may be invited for presentation at the INQUIRE's spring or autumn seminars. INQUIRE will pay the researcher's reasonable expenses incurred in connection with the seminar.


Application Process

The research proposal should be submitted to . The research proposal should include the following (in PDF files):

  • Please complete the "Application Form" (to be saved as pdf file)
  • Moreover please provide (in one document)
    1.  A document that contains the following information:
      • a cover page with title, authors, addresses and phone numbers
      • a short abstract of no more than one page
      • a statement of research objectives and a literature review placing the study in context
      • a clear and detailed description of the research method and the expected form of the results, together with a discussion of the practical value of the project
      • a proposed timetable
    2. A copy of (each) researcher's resume
    3. A related paper, if available, may be enclosed (separate file)


Application Deadline

The next deadline for submission of research proposals is Tuesday, 4 February 2020. Decisions on proposals are made twice a year by the Research Committee of INQUIRE, during the spring and autumn conferences.


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Any questions may be directed to Theo Nijman (Academic Coordinator of Inquire Europe)
Phone: +31 13 466 83 67 (office)
Postal address:
Tilburg University, Department of Finance and CentER
Koopmans building K 611
P.O. Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
The Netherlands