Government and Nonprofit Section Doctoral Activities

Dissertation Grant Program


The GNP Section sponsors a competitive dissertation grant program to help defray certain costs (up to $1,500) for individuals conducting dissertation research on governmental and nonprofit topics. An applicant must be a doctoral candidate with a major or emphasis in accounting from any doctoral granting institution in the United States of America or foreign country. Applications must be received by April 15.

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GNP Travel Grants


The GNP Section sponsors $1000 travel grants for the midyear GNP Section meeting. The grants are intended to assist doctoral students interested in GNP research by defraying a portion of the costs of attending the GNP Section meeting and to allow doctoral students interested in GNP topics to interact with GNP Section members. Applications must be received by December 15.

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Outstanding Dissertation Award


The GNP Section sponsors a competitive dissertation award each year. An applicant must be a doctoral candidate with a major or emphasis in accounting from a doctoral granting institution in the United States of America or foreign country. The dissertation must have been successfully defended prior to submission, but must not have been defended before March 1 of the previous year in which the candidate is submitting the application. Submissions must be received by April 15.

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President's Letter


I am honored to serve as the President of Government and Nonprofit (GNP) section of the American Accounting Association (AAA).  My first contact with the section occurred in 1996, when I received a doctoral student research grant, which started my healthcare research career.  This work could not have proceeded without the encouragement from people that I met in this section. I value the connections that I made over the years, the friendships that developed, and the very collegial support from the GNP ‘family’ that we all enjoy.

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Midyear Meeting

2018 Government and Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting

The Government and Nonprofit (GNP) Section Midyear Meeting will be held March 9-10, 2018 at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel in Providence, RI. We welcome practical, pedagogical, and case-study papers on any government or nonprofit accounting research topic. Please submit your work by the deadline of 11:59PM on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

 

GASB Gil Crain Grant

GASB Gil Crain Memorial Research Grant

Since its formation in 1984, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has encouraged academics and other researchers to conduct studies that would be relevant to the GASB’s standards-setting activities. Over the past 30 years, such research efforts have resulted in publishing their research in research briefs, journal articles, and occasionally in GASB research reports.

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