NASBA Announces Accounting Education Research Grants Program

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“Program Awards and Funds Grants Totaling up to $25,000 to Academics and Post Doctoral Researchers.”

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“NASBA’s accounting education research grants are a win-win-win opportunity.

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) announced today the 2013 Call for Proposals for its Accounting Education Research Grants Program. The program, established in 2011, aims to advance research on educational issues impacting Certified Public Accountants (CPA), the public accounting profession and Boards of Accountancy’s charge to protect the public.

This year, NASBA will fund and award 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 encouraged to submit proposals for consideration.

“NASBA’s accounting education research grants are a win-win-win opportunity,” said Karen Turner, CPA, Ph.D., NASBA Education Committee Chair. “Boards of Accountancy win because they receive valuable information that helps with their decision making. Academics win when they receive funding necessary to complete research important to their careers. And finally, the profession as a whole wins through a closer relationship between practitioners and academics.”

Research interests of NASBA include, but are not limited to:

  •     Characteristics of successful CPA candidates,
  •     Ideal or model curricula for successful CPA candidates,
  •     Inclusion of IFRS within the accounting curriculum and on the CPA exam,
  •     Effective sections or rules of code of professional conduct to protect the public,
  •     Characteristics of the best work experience requirements for licensure,
  •     Ways to increase the diversity within the profession, and
  •     Effective on-line accounting education.

In 2012, NASBA awarded grants to researchers representing the following institutions: DePaul University (Chicago, IL), Ball State University (Muncie, IN), Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY), Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) and the University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH). To view a comprehensive listing of past grant recipients, CLICK HERE.

Proposals will be accepted (in electronic format) through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on April 9, 2013. Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals in advance of the deadline. Grant recipients will be announced on May 10, 2013.

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 more than 100 years of service, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) serves as a forum for the nation’s Boards of Accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license more than 700,000 certified public accountants and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States.

NASBA’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness and advance the common interests of the Boards of Accountancy in meeting their regulatory responsibilities. The Association promotes the exchange of information among accountancy boards, serving the needs of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions.

NASBA is headquartered in Nashville, TN, with satellite offices in New York, NY, and San Juan, PR, and an International Computer Testing and Call Center in Guam. To learn more about NASBA, visit


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