The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy has established a new research grants program that will enable academics and post-doctoral researchers to compete for $25,000 in awards.

The new Accounting Education Research Grants Program seeks to advance research on educational issues affecting CPAs, the public accounting profession and state boards’ charge to protect the public. 

NASBA will fund and award grants totaling $25,000 for one-year research projects. A maximum of three research grants will be awarded annually. One project could receive the full $25,000, or if three research projects are approved, they would share in the $25,000 total. Faculty and postdoctoral researchers at institutions of higher learning are encouraged to apply.

Research interests of NASBA include, but are not limited to:

•  Characteristics of successful CPA candidates;

•  Ideal or model curricula for successful CPA candidates;

•  Effective sections or rules of code of professional conduct to protect the public;

•  Characteristics of the best work experience requirements; and,

•  Barriers (i.e., education, examination, or experience) for minorities and other groups seeking a CPA license.

Proposals will be accepted through April 4, 2011, and awarded by May 16, 2011. For more information on the call for proposals (including a full program description, eligibility requirements, application deadlines and details on proposal submission), click here.


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