The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) has announced the 2015 Call for Proposals for its Accounting Education Research Grants Program.

Established in 2011, the program was launched by NASBA’s Education Committee and aims to advance research on educational issues impacting CPAs, the public accounting profession, and Boards of Accountancy’s charge to protect the public.

NASBA will fund and award a maximum of three grants totaling up to $25,000 for one-year research projects. Faculty and postdoctoral researchers at U.S. academic institutions are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration, with preferred research areas including, but not limited to:

  • Increase in accrediting bodies and their impact on accounting education,
  • Impact of online and MOOC courses on accounting education,
  • Variables in accounting programs that impact CPA exam performance,
  • Impact of work/internship experience on the success of CPA exam candidates, and
  • Effectiveness of non-traditional teaching and delivery methods.
  • Characteristics of successful CPA Exam candidates,
  • Lack of appeal/barriers to entry into the accounting profession for underrepresented groups, and
  • International education equivalency.

Researchers from Santa Clara University, Kansas State University, Florida State University and Western Illinois University were the recipients named in 2014.
Grant proposals must be submitted electronically. The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. CST on April 13, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals in advance of the deadline. Grant recipients will be announced in May 2015.

For more information on NASBA's Grants Program, head to their site here.