ERC Application process


Applications are now welcome to attend the Emerging Researchers Consortium in Accounting. This 2-day event will be conducted by Professors Mark DeFond, Holger Daske and Per Olsson.

The Consortium aims at exposing emerging scholars to the most current and relevant research in accounting conducted by top-quality researchers, and letting participants interact and getting feedback on their research projects. The sessions will have the following format: (i) two key note speeches lead by the faculties in residence; (ii) a session in which emerging researchers and PhD students will present their work and receive feedback from the faculties in residence.


Application Process

The consortium is open to all PhD students and emerging researchers (max three years from the award of the PhD) in Accounting. Applicants should submit a summary (max 2,000 words) of their research project (either a working paper or extracts of the PhD thesis) before April 16, 2018.

The submission should be structured (preferably) as follows:

(i) Motivation/Research Questions;

(ii) Theory and Hypotheses development (do not use too much space to review extant literature but motivate your hypotheses/propositions);

(iii) Methods and Research Design. We expect this to be the most substantial part of the submission. Discuss the data gathering process, introduce your key variables and illustrate the analyses you intend to carry out;

(iv) Expected Results & Contribution.

Attendance to the consortium attracts a fee of Euros 250 that will cover meals and teaching materials; participants will cover their own travel and accommodation costs.  We encourage all consortium attendees to consider submitting a paper or attending the 2-day JLFA conference and dinner on July 5 and 6 in Padova. Places for are limited and anyone wishing to attend should register as soon as possible.


Application & Registration Info

Date of ERC: July 3-4, 2018

Venue: Free University of Bolzano, Bolzano (ITA)

Deadline Submission of Applications: April 16, 2018

Notification of Acceptance: April 27, 2018

Registration Deadline: May 28, 2018


Info & Application

Should you have any enquiry, or wish to submit your application, please email:

Amedeo Pugliese         

Massimiliano Bonacchi