PhD Summit

An invite-only, all-expenses paid two-day event that convenes top PhD students and postdocs with leading quantitative researchers from our firm.

Program Overview

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with like-minded peers and current Citadel Securities researchers to learn and share their work, including applications of their research in industry. The program will include a discussion on the role of research in quantitative finance, curated networking with expert researchers, and a conversation on career paths in academia vs. industry.

The summit culminates with a poster session where attendees will share and discuss their research with leading researchers from our firm. Our research leads will vote on a winning poster, and that attendee will win a substantial grant for their research lab. The second and third place posters will also receive grants.

Event Details

The all-expenses-paid summit will occur in both Miami and London in 2024. Benefits include:

  • An introduction to our firm, including information about internships and full-time roles
  • Opportunity for mentorship from expert researchers
  • Networking with employees and like-minded students
  • Travel to and from the competition (in Miami or London)
  • Top tier accommodation
  • Curated events and experiences in-and-out of the office

A Look At
Last Year's Event

Eligibility Requirements

The PhD Summit is open to PhD students and postdocs of all graduation years.

Applications for the 2024 Summit are now open.

London: In Person, March 7-8, 2024
Miami: In Person, April 11-12, 2024
Applications for the 2024 PhD Summits are now closed but you can register your interest here to be notified about future events.