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The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) announces the 2015 Call for Proposals for its Accounting Education Research Grants Program.

Established in 2011, the program is led by the NASBA Education Committee and aims to advance research on educational issues impacting the Chartered Accountants (CPA), the public accountancy profession. and boards of directors charged with protecting the public.

NASBA will fund and award a maximum of three grants totaling up to $ 25,000 for one-year research projects. Professors and postdoctoral researchers from US academic institutions are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration.

Preferred areas of research include, but are not limited to:

  • Increase in the number of accreditation bodies and their impact on accountancy training,
  • Impact of online courses and MOOCs on accountancy training,
  • Variables in accounting programs that impact CPA exam performance,
  • Impact of work / internship experience on candidates’ success in the CPA exam, and
  • Effectiveness of non-traditional teaching and delivery methods.

Additional research interests to consider are:

  • Characteristics of successful candidates for the CPA exam,
  • Lack of attractiveness / barriers to entry into the accounting profession for under-represented groups, and
  • Equivalence of international studies.

Researchers from Santa Clara University, Kansas State University, Florida State University, and Western Illinois University were the named recipients in 2014.

Grant proposals must be submitted electronically. The deadline for submission is 11:59 pm Central Time on April 13, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to submit their proposals by the deadline. Grant recipients will be announced in May 2015.

For more information on the NASBA Accounting Education Research Grants Program (including a full description of the program, eligibility requirements, application deadlines, and details on how to submit proposals), visit Research Grants section of Questions regarding the submission process should be sent to grantproposal (at) nasba (dot) org.


Celebrating over 100 years of service, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) serves as a forum for the country’s accounting boards, which administer the uniform CPA exam, license more than 700,000 certified public accountants, and regulate the accounting practice in the United States.

NASBA’s mission is to improve efficiency and promote the common interests of accounting boards in fulfilling their regulatory responsibilities. The Association promotes the exchange of information between accounting boards, meeting the needs of the 55 US jurisdictions.

NASBA is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, with satellite offices in New York, NY, and San Juan, PR, as well as an international computer testing and appeal center in Guam.

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