Academic Partners

Partnerships in risk education

The Role of Academic Partners at GARP

GARP's Academic Partnership Program was created to help colleges and universities improve their risk management course offerings. The program offers a wide range of benefits for academic institutions, and combines rigorous instruction with practitioner-driven insight to ensure that students are prepared for the demands of the global financial industry.

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Benefits of Being an
Academic Partner

Our Academic Partners receive a host of benefits completely free of charge, including:


    Students and faculty in Academic Partner programs have exclusive access to scholarships which cover the FRM Part I Exam registration fee. Up to six students and one faculty recipient may be nominated by the program administrators each year. For more information please contact


    Students at partner universities have an opportunity to connect with local risk professionals. When possible, we arrange on-campus information sessions for students to learn from certified risk professionals working in the field.


    Our Research Fellowship Program awards up to USD 3,000 in research funding to up to six currently enrolled Master's-level students each year. These research fellowships are only available to schools within our Academic Partner network.


    Partners will receive discounts up to 50% on digital banner advertising with GARP.


    Partners will receive a free annual copy of relevant study guides, learning objectives, and practice exams, as well as a 20% discount on an additional set of curriculum materials for the FRM.


    We send our partners a digital pack of official logos and testimonials for use in their communications to highlight their status as a GARP Academic Partner. In addition, we will list the program as an Academic Partner on our website, complete with the program's logo, description and website link.

About Our Partners

Our Academic Partners play a crucial role in educating the next generation of highly qualified risk managers. By aligning with GARP, the institutions join a network of the world’s top risk practitioners and academics, allowing them to create better curriculums that reflect the latest international standards.

Research Fellowship

The GARP Research Fellowship Program promotes ongoing risk research by funding projects relevant to the global risk community. Each semester, the program provides up to US $3,000 for as many as six research proposals from students currently enrolled in Master’s-level programs at our Academic Partner universities.

Fellowship Winners

2019 2018 2017

Spring 2019


James Jaworski

MS - Mathematical Finance (MAFI) at UNCC, "Sentiment Ratings for Forecasting Credit Spreads Using LSTM Neural Networks"


Amit Sharma

MSc - Financial Risk and Investment Analysis, University of Sussex, U.K. - "Estimating Volatility of Commodity Markets using Geopolitical and Country Risk Factors"

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Jue Wang

Master of Science - Quantitative Finance & Risk Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, "Assessing and Attributing climate risk responses of US insurance firms"


Quy Nguyen

MS - Mathematical Finance (MAFI) at UNCC, "Sentiment Ratings for Forecasting Credit Spreads Using LSTM Neural Networks"

Fellowship Application Window Closed

We are not currently accepting applications. If you would like to be notified when the application window opens, please submit your email address.

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