FIRN is committed to helping all researchers through a variety of programs. If you have any ideas for ways to improve researcher development please reach out to the executive committee.

Besides the annual conference, PhD courses, masterclasses, research intensive network meetings, promotion of Australian research overseas at the AFA and through the SSRN network,  we also offer a few other programs of support for researchers directly and indirectly.

FIRN Early Career Researchers (ECR) Workshop


Adelaide Early Career Researchers Event

Date/Time: Friday 14 October 2022 1:00 – 2:30 (immediately following the FIRN Corporate Finance Conference).

Venue: National Wine Centre, Corner of Hackney Rd &, Botanic Rd, SA 5000

Topic: How to Deal with A Difficult R&R

Presenters/Panelists: David Reeb (National University of Singapore), Xin Chang (Simba) (Nanyang Technological University)

Moderator: Tracey Dodd (University of Adelaide)

Registration and RSVP: Please click here to register through Eventbrite (registration closes 2 October 11:30pm)

Applying for ARC Research Grants: DOs and DON’Ts

Presented by Professor Martina Linnenluecke, Macquarie University

FIRN cordially invites all Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to an online information session on applying for Australian Research Council (ARC) Grants, presented by Professor Martina Linnenluecke. Professor Linnenluecke serves on the ARC College of Experts, is chief Investigator on a number of ARC grants and leads the Center for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Finance at Macquarie University.

Obtaining large grant funding is an essential part of a successful academic career. However, competition is fierce for large grants including ARC Research Grants. This Information Session will provide ECRs with the “DOs” and “DON’Ts” of applying for ARC Research Grants.

Date: Tuesday 25th October 2022
Time: 11:00am-12:00noon AEDT

RSVP: Please register here by 5pm Tuesday 18th October 2022.

Venue: Online – Zoom session details will be sent to all registered
participants closer to the event.


How to Publish and Boost Your Career
September 21, 2022, Australian National University

Date: September 21, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm (90-minute workshop followed by networking afternoon tea)
Venue: Allan Barton Forum, Second Floor, College of Business and Economics, Building 26C Kingsley Street, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 2601
Eligibility: The ECR Workshop and Travel Grants are open to all early career researchers (Levels B–C within 8 years of PhD graduation). You do NOT have to be attending the Banking and Financial Stability Meeting to attend the ECR Workshop or to apply for the Travel Grant.

Finance Research Network (FIRN) in partnership with Australian National University cordially invites early career researchers (Levels B–C within 8 years of PhD graduation) at FIRN member institutions to attend the FIRN ECR Workshop. Early career researchers from all finance research backgrounds are welcome to attend.

This workshop provides an opportunity for early career researchers to network with finance academics and receive career and publication advice from leading scholars. FIRN will offer 15 travel grants of AUD$300 each to early career researchers from member institutions based outside Canberra to fund their travels to attend the workshop.

The workshop will feature a presentation titled Getting Published followed by a panel discussion covering a range of topics, including publishing and advancing your research agenda, presenting your and discussing other’s work, and expanding your academic network.