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  • Due to overwhelming traffic, the CFA® Program June 2019 early registration deadline has been extended to Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 11:59 PM ET. If you experience a system issue while attempting to register, we request that you delay additional attempts for at least 4 hours.

Overview and Seasonal Updates

Thank you to all of our Host Coordinators for all your hard work and the countless hours you put into organizing the local level competitions. The CFA Institute Research Challenge would not be successful without your effort and support.

We look forward to working with you on this important initiative. Please contact us with any questions.

Updated Forms

Updated version of the Official Rules and eligibility requirements

Download the Official Rules (PDF)

Overview of rules changes for 2018–2019

View the changes (PDF)

Opportunities to Help with the Regional Events

  • Graders: Each year we need over 100 graders to evaluate team’s written reports. We appreciate any grader recommendations to help with this effort. Please contact researchchallenge@cfainstitute.org to recommend graders who can help with this effort. 
  • Judges: To ensure that we have regionally diverse, experienced, and qualified judging panels, we annually ask local hosts to nominate judges who will travel to the regional events to evaluate team presentations. The nomination period is open between September and November each year. We cover travel and accommodation expenses for judges to attend the event. 
  • Co-hosts: We co-host each regional event with a local host. Please let us know if you're interested in having a regional competition in your city.

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