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


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 2018 Government and Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting was held March 9-10, 2018 at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel in Providence, RI.

Thank you to all who attended and helped make this meeting a huge success! We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

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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