Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2021 Emerging Scholars Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Emerging Scholars program as part of the 2021 Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference. The Community Banking in the 21st Century Conference, sponsored by the Federal Reserve, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), will be held Sept. 28-29, 2021.

The program welcomes Ph.D. students who are considering or working on a dissertation on a banking-related topic. Up to three applicants will be selected and invited to participate in the 2021 conference, along with the researchers, regulators and community bankers who will convene to hear presentations and discussions covering the latest in community banking research and policy. This will be the seventh year in which the conference planning committee has identified future community bank researchers through the program.

The 2020 winners were:
  • Paul Obermann, the University of Alabama; 
  • William Scott Langford, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 
  • Jiarui (Jerry) Guo, the University of South Carolina, and 
  • Jason Damm, Florida Atlantic University. 

The PDF application can be downloaded here. All applications are due June 14, 2021. The winners will be announced July 31, 2021.

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