April 1, 2019 is the deadline for proposals for NASBA Accounting Education Research Grants, which are available to faculty and postdoctoral researchers at U.S. institutions of higher education. Preference in awarding the grants is given to research focused on areas that can assist NASBA and the State Boards of Accountancy protect the public and be better resources to the public accounting profession. Since 2011, this program has supported studies that have provided helpful insights for the Boards and the profession.

This year’s interest areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Integrating data analytics and AI as part of an accounting education
  • Diversity in the CPA profession
  • CPA Pipeline:
    -Factors influencing students to take accounting and/or become CPAs
    -Factors influencing accounting students’ decisions to not take the CPA Exam
    -Why candidates stop taking the CPA Exam before completion
  • Impact of licensing requirements on students’ decisions to pursue accounting careers
  • Teaching and evaluating professional skepticism.

    Education Committee Chair Stephanie Saunders (VA) announced that additional research areas will be added periodically throughout the year. More information about the program can be found on Proposals must be submitted electronically to [email protected].

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