Young Scholars Initiative

FT Scholarships for Young Scholars to Attend Toronto Conference

The Financial Times is supporting the Young Scholars Initiative by sponsoring scholarships to attend the Institute's Human After All conference in Toronto, April 10-12.

The conference (click to see program) will examine the overwhelming economic impact of innovation on society. Panels will explore the successes and failures of economic systems in generating innovation, and the corresponding radical uncertainty engendered by the pervasive growth of innovation. The conference will address the critical role of banking and finance in the “innovation economy” and the most effective policy responses required in this brave new world.


The Scholarship

  • Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2014
  • Receive air travel and accommodation to take part in the Human After All conference
  • Discuss your question in the FT YSI Roundtable featuring Financial Times columnist Martin Wolf
  • Be featured in short video interviews about your experience at the conference

The Application

  • Your contact information
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • A question and a supporting text

The main selection criterion is your question for the roundtable. Your question may concern fundamental issues in economics as a discipline, current economic events, or specific issues such as financial stability or inequality. You will need to support your question with a brief paragraph, framing and contextualizing the issue. Winners will be jointly selected by the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Financial Times.

About the Financial Times

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 652,000 across (Deloitte assured, Q4 2013). Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving 62% of subscriber consumption, 45% of total traffic and almost a quarter of new digital subscriptions. FT education products now serve 37 of the world’s top 50 business schools.