Government and Nonprofit Section Doctoral Activities

Government and Nonprofit Section 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 between 3/1/17 and 4/15/18.

The grant application should include a copy of the dissertation and a 10–20 page summary addressing the relevance of the study to governmental and nonprofit accounting, the research methods employed, and overview of the findings. The submission deadline is April 15.

Nominations, by self or others, should be made to the Chairperson of the Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee:

Erica Harris
Villanova University
erica.harris@villanova.edu

Email submissions are preferred. If you have further questions you can contact Erica at erica.harris@villanova.edu.

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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