The National Stock Exchange of India has started a research initiative for university students (Management/ Law/ Economics at Masters or PhD level). Details about the contest:
Under the initiative, students can undertake research projects on any topic related to securities market under the guidance of a faculty of their respective college / university. The topic of research could relate to securities market micro-structure, market efficiency, new products, legal aspects related to securities market etc.
The project would have to be submitted in the form of a non-technical research paper (about 5,000–6000 words). To begin with, a research proposal has to be submitted to NSE. If the proposal is acceptable to NSE, the first draft of the paper would have to be completed within 2 months after the acceptance of the proposal. On completion of the research paper, the author would have to undertake that the research paper is an original work of the author prepared for NSE and it has not been, in any form published or circulated or printed elsewhere.
The final paper would be disseminated on the NSE website under ‘NSE Research Projects for Students’ and the affiliation of the faculty member and student would be mentioned in the research paper. The copyright of the research work would be vested with the NSE. In recognition of their contribution, the student and the guide would be given an honorarium of US $ 750 to the students and US $ 250 to the faculty supervising the project.
The detailed terms and conditions are attached herewith. Students interested in such projects should approach an appropriate faculty member who should be willing to guide the student. It is the guide who would act as the contact person for Harvard.
The research proposal can be sent to Ms. Rasmeet Kohli of NSE (firstname.lastname@example.org).