The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) announces its Accounting Education Research Grants Program. This program seeks to advance research on educational issues impacting certified public accountants (CPA), the public accounting profession and state boards’ charge to protect the public.
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) serves as a forum for the 55 boards of accountancy. NASBA’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness of state boards of accountancy in their charge to protect the public.
NASBA’s goals are to:
Research grants are available for faculty and postdoctoral researchers at institutions of higher education. The grants are competitive. Research in areas helping NASBA and the state boards of accountancy protect the public and be better resources to the public accounting profession are encouraged. NASBA will work with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the American Accounting Association (AAA), and other organizations to present and publish results of the funded research.
Research interests of NASBA include, but are not limited to:
Applicants must be affiliated with a U.S. academic institution. Applicants must have received their doctoral degree by the start date of the grant. Applicants may not be related to employees, officers, or board members or Education Committee member of NASBA or its affiliates.
NASBA will fund and award grants totaling up to $25,000 for one-year research projects. A maximum of 3 research grants will be awarded per year. Funding will be provided only for expenses directly related to the project. Grant funds will not provide for institutional indirect costs or overhead. Although NASBA does not want to determine the specific use of these awarded funds, the proposed budget outlined in the proposal will be evaluated for efficient and effective use of the awarded funds.
Although somewhat flexible, the awards will be distributed based on quarterly progress reports submitted by the researcher(s). Additionally, the researcher(s) will be expected to finalize the research within one year of the grant award date and may be asked to present their findings to NASBA’s Board of Directors or at its national meeting.
All research grant applications must comply with the guidelines as follows. Proposals should not exceed 5 pages, excluding the cover page and the appendices described below, and should contain the following basic elements:
1. A cover page with the following information:
2. The proposal which includes the following information:
* Proposed interview questions and guidelines, survey information, or experimental instruments, if applicable,
Proposals must be submitted electronically. Applicants should read the entire Call for Proposals prior to submitting their proposal. The deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. Central Time, on April 4, 2011. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals in advance of the deadline. Grants will awarded by May 16, 2011.
Submissions must be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions regarding the submission process should also be sent to this same address.
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