The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) announced on Tuesday the recipients of its Accounting Education Research Grants Program for 2016. Faculty and postdoctoral researchers from three U.S. institutions were awarded research grants totaling $24.500.

This year’s Accounting Education Research Grant recipients include:

“Accreditation and CPA Exam Performance: An Examination of Gender and Race”

  • Submitted by: Adrian Mayse, Assistant Professor
  • Institution: Howard University (Washington, DC)
  • Grant: $9,000

“Is Being Selective and Attuned to Top Quality Students All That Matter?  The Impact on CPA Exam Performance by Student Characteristics, Accounting Program Quality, and Delays in Test Taking”

  • Submitted by: Nathan Jeppson, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Mary Burns, Assistant Professor of Accounting
  • Institution: Montana State University (Bozeman, Mont.)
  • Grant: $6,500

“Strategies to Help Students in a Minority University Achieve Success in the Accounting Profession and Help to Diversify the Accounting Pipeline”

  • Submitted by: Kamala Raghavan, Associate Professor, Accounting and Finance
  • Institution: Texas Southern University (Houston, Texas)
  • Grant: $9,000

“NASBA is again pleased to provide researchers with needed funding to conduct research on critical topics impacting the accounting profession. We look forward to learning more about the findings from these three projects once completed,” stated Alfonzo Alexander, Chief Relationship Officer at NASBA.
Started by the NASBA’s Education Committee, the program's purpose is to further research educational material impacting CPAs, the public accounting profession, and the State Boards of Accountancy’s duty to protect the public. Since the program’s inception, more than $124,000 has been awarded to academics representing 24 U.S. institutions.

The 2016 grant recipients' research will be presented during the 2017 NASBA Regional Meetings. 

2017 grant proposals will be accepted August 8, 2016 – April 1, 2017. For more about the Accounting Education Research Grants Program, and a listing of past recipients, head to NASBA's site here.