“Academicians and Post Doctoral Researchers encouraged to compete for $25,000 awards.”

NASHVILLE, Tenn., January 5, 2011 — The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) is pleased to announce the launch of its newly established 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.

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 annually. Faculty and postdoctoral researchers at institutions of higher learning are encouraged to apply.

“NASBA is excited to work with the academic community to be an information resource for CPAs, educators, regulators and CPA candidates through this new program,” said Alfonzo Alexander, NASBA Chief Relationship Officer.

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. Please CLICK HERE to access additional information regarding the Call for Proposals (including a full program description, eligibility requirements, application deadlines and details on proposal submission).


Celebrating 103 years of service, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) serves as a forum for the nation’s state boards of accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license over 650,000 certified public accountants and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States.

NASBA is headquartered in Nashville, TN, with satellite offices in New York, NY, and Guam. To learn more about NASBA, visit www.nasba.org.

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