The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) announced their 2016 Call for Proposals last week for its Accounting Education Research Grants Program.  Since its inception in 2011, the program looks to further research on educational issues impacting CPAs and the public accounting profession at large. 

NASBA will fund and distribute 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 particularly encouraged to submit proposals.

Preferred research areas include, but are not limited to:

•             Increase in accrediting bodies and their impact on accounting education

•             Variables in accounting programs that impact CPA exam performance

•             Impact of work/internship experience on the success of CPA exam candidates

•             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,

Grant proposals must be submitted electronically.  The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m., Central Time, April 14, 2016. Grant recipients will be announced Spring 2016.

For additional information regarding the NASBA Accounting Education Research Grants Program, head to NASBA’s site here.