When can I submit my application?

Applications are closed now.

How do I apply?

Register your interest and download the application form, you may only submit one application. Email your completed form to islamic.finance@thomsonreuters.com.

What are the eligibility requirements for application?

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and can be from any country around the world. If selected as a finalist, the applicant must be able to travel to the UAE for the workshop and gala dinner. Travel and lodging will be provided by EFICA for the presenter. Dates of travel will be disclosed at a later stage.

What criteria will the advisory board use to assess the application?

Click here to learn more about the awards submission criteria and guidelines.

Will I be notified after submitting my initial application?

Due to the high volume of submissions, you will only be contacted if your application qualifies for the second round.

How will I know if I qualified for the second round of the application process?

You will be notified by email. Thus, please ensure the right email is included in the application form as it will be the main mode of communicating.

How many rounds of the application process are there before presenting at the gala dinner?

There are 3 rounds. 1st round is the submission of the application. The 2nd round is when EFICA team notify you by email and require you to attend a workshop to present your initiative in front of the advisory board. The 3rd round is when you are notified to present to the public at the gala dinner.

Who can attend EFICA gala dinner?

The gala dinner is open to the public.

How can I attend EFICA gala dinner?

Registration is closed now.