LSEG Research Grant Competition

This is the second edition of the LSEG Research Grant Competition, an initiative created through the collaboration of the University of Gdansk's Faculty of Economics and the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG)

Do you like analytical research work? Are you interested in scientific research? Are you a student of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Gdańsk? Have a go at the LSEG Research Grant Competition!





Our common goal, as the University and Business, is the promotion of knowledge and science. Through the LSEG Research Grant Competition, we aim to encourage ambitious students to expand their competencies by conducting comprehensive scientific research on a topic of their choice (or from a dedicated list).




The best projects will be rewarded! The grant provided by LSEG is 6,000.00 PLN gross for individual projects and 10,000.00 PLN gross for group projects*. The total prize pool is 50,000.00 PLN gross.


*A group can consist of a maximum of 3 people, and the grant amount can be divided among the participants.





  • November 30, 2023 - Submission of competition applications
  • December 11, 2023 - Results of the 1st stage
  • March 18, 2024 - Preparation of presentation/poster and an article or an extended abstract*
  • April 2024 - Presentation of results
  • June 2024 - Award ceremony
* In accordance with the declaration submitted in the competition application



Global trends worth considering in project work:


  • Digital transformation and electronization
  • Evolution of investor communities
  • Continuous regulatory changes
  • Decreased margins in financial services
  • Increased pressure for sustainable development
  • Inflation and macroeconomic uncertainty
  • Changes in commodity markets and zero-emission
  • Data engineering development

Some market and investment considerations to keep in mind:

  • How diversity and inclusivity impact ESG globally/in different regions?
  • COP26: Last days to mitigate climate change?
  • COVID-19 worsens the ASEAN economies' recovery?
  • How can artificial intelligence impact investment management?
  • What does the end of LIBOR mean for €STR adoption?
  • Sustainable development initiatives redefine the MENA's future?
  • EU Taxonomy: Progress, data, and the future
  • Macroeconomic conditions of emerging markets in the mid-year
  • Worldwide/regional mergers and acquisitions activity
  • Economic surprises: indicators with the most significant impact on markets

Other research avenues to explore:

  • Analysis of climate/weather in the past: What is the trend in polar vortex strength over the last 30 years? Do cold periods in the winter season occur less frequently or more frequently, and why?
  • What was the impact of the pandemic on gas consumption in Europe? Are long-term consequences of the pandemic expected in gas consumption (demand change)? Comparison with other regions where lockdowns were extended.
  • Did the reduction of Russian gas supplies to Europe affect the prices of other energy sources (e.g., LNG, coal, or renewable energy)? If there is any connection, explain its mechanisms.
  • What is the role of psychology and sociology in business and the economy?

More topics




  • The competition is intended for students of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Gdansk.
  • Previous competition winners are not eligible to participate.
  • Students who are also employees of UG or LSEG cannot participate in the competition.








Find out more

More about the competition and topics


More about the presentation/poster



QUESTIONS? Contact us:



 dr Joanna Adamska-Mieruszewska




dr Urszula Mrzygłód






Application form [PDF]

Application form [DOCX]

Regulations of the competition