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


Dear GNP Members:

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as President of the Government and Nonprofit (GNP) Section this year and look forward to working with each of you. I became involved in the GNP Section about ten years ago, and this group has been my tribe – providing encouragement, help, and a dose of humor when needed. I am grateful for the opportunities provided by and relationships formed in this Section, and want to help facilitate those kinds of opportunities and relationships for those of you who are beginning your journey in the GNP Section. To that end, please know that I welcome and encourage your comments and suggestions.

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Midyear Meeting

Save the Date March 8-9, 2019!

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Government and Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting will be held in Norwalk, Connecticut at the Governmental Accounting Standards Board offices.

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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