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AAA Awards

AAA Presidential Scholar

Press Release for the 2013 AAA Award Winners

AAA/Deloitte Wildman Medal Award — to encourage practical research
[Deadline: January 31, 2014]

AAA/Grant Thornton Doctoral Dissertation Awards for Innovation in Accounting Education — to recognize third or fourth year PhD Students conducting innovative research in any area of accounting
[Deadline: January 31, 2014]

Accounting Horizons and Issues in Accounting Education Best Paper Awards — awards are given for the best paper published each calendar year for either publication.
[No Stated Deadline]

Competitive Manuscript Award — to encourage research by new Ph.D.s
[Deadline: January 31, 2014]

Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award — to recognize research of exceptional merit.
[Deadline:  January 31, 2014]

Innovation in Accounting Education Award — to encourage and recognize innovation in accounting education
[Deadline: January 31, 2014]

Lifetime Service Award — to recognize service contributions to accounting education over a sustained period of time.
[Deadline: Januay 31, 2014]

Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award — to recognize research of exceptional merit
[Deadline: January 31, 2014]

Outstanding Accounting Educator Award — to recognize contributions to accounting education
[Deadline: January 31, 2014]

Outstanding Service Award — to recognize outstanding services to the Association other than educational and research contributions
[No Stated Deadline]

Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature Award — to recognize seminal research
[Deadline: January 31, 2015]

AAA Section Awards

Accounting Behavior and Organizations

ABO Notable (Lifetime) Contribution Award in Behavioral Accounting Literature — a Lifetime Contribution Award given to an individual who has contributed substantially to the theory and practice of behavioral accounting research during the individual's academic career.
[Deadline: June 13, 2014]

ABO Outstanding Dissertation Award — to recognize outstanding doctoral dissertation on a behavioral or organizational topic.
[Deadline: June 13, 2014]

BRIA Best Paper Award — to recognize annually a paper published in BRIA with the greatest impact or potential impact on behavioral and/or organizational research in accounting.
[Deadline: June 13, 2014]

Accounting Information Systems Section

Notable Contribution to Accounting Information Systems Literature Award — to recognize outstanding contributions to the literature in accounting information systems.
[Deadline: February 15, 2014]

Outstanding Dissertation Award — to recognize outstanding dissertations in the field of accounting information systems.
[Deadline: February 15, 2014]

American Taxation Association

ATA Tax Manuscript Award — an annual award for a significant contribution to the tax literature published during the prior three years.
[Deadline: January 15 (yearly)]

ATA/Deloitte Teaching Innovation Award — awards may be made in two categories: innovations in introductory tax courses and innovations in advanced tax courses.
[Deadline: January 15 (yearly)]

The Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award — awarded by the ATA Section to recognize, honor and reward outstanding contributions by a faculty member teaching taxation at a recognized academic institution.
[Deadline: January 31 (yearly)]

ATA/PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Dissertation Award — an annual award for the Outstanding Tax Dissertation at the annual ATA luncheon.
[Deadline: February 3 (yearly)]

ATA Outstanding Service Award — to recognize an ATA member who has provided outstanding service to the ATA for an extended period of time.
[Deadline: January 31 (yearly)]

Auditing Section

Distinguished Service in Auditing Award — to recognize exemplary career service to the Auditing profession or the Section and scholarly contributions to the field of Auditing.
[Deadline: July 15, 2014]

Innovation in Auditing and Assurance Education Award — to encourage innovation and improvement in auditing and assurance education.
[Deadline: July 15, 2014]

Outstanding Auditing Dissertation Award — to recognize most outstanding contribution to auditing knowledge.
[Deadline: July 15, 2014]

Outstanding Auditing Educator Award — to recognize significant achievements in research or teaching in the field of Auditing.
[Deadline: July 15, 2014]

Notable Contributions to the Auditing Literature Award — to recognize research works of exceptional merit that make a direct contribution to auditing or assurance education, practice, or research.
[Deadline:July 15, 2014]

Diversity Section

Research Excellence Award and Service Excellence Award — To recognize outstanding achievements in research and service to the Diversity Section by a member or an officer.

Financial Accounting and Reporting Section

Best Dissertation Award — to recognize the author of an outstanding financial accounting/reporting dissertation.
[Deadline: March 21, 2014]

Best Paper Award — to enhance interaction among academic and practicing members and provide an incentive for researchers to focus their efforts on topics relevant to the practicing profession and standard-setters.
[Deadline: March 21, 2014]

Lifetime Achievement Award — to recognize an individual’s achievements in outstanding thought leadership in financial accounting research over the course of his/her career.
[No Stated Deadline]

Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award — To recognize the paper presented at the Midyear Meeting that has the most potential to advance our understanding of financial accounting and reporting.
[Nominated at Midyear Meeting]

Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section

Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section Best Research Paper Award
[Deadline: March 31, 2014]

Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section Best Teaching Innovation Award
[Deadline: March 31, 2014]

Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Dissertation Paper Award
[Deadline: March 31, 2014]

Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Section

KPMG Mentoring Award Gender Section — awarded each year to a special mentor (female or male) who has affected the lives of women in accounting.
[Deadline: March 1 (yearly)]

KPMG Outstanding Published Manuscript Award Gender Section — awarded each year to the outstanding manuscript selected from submitted published articles published in the prior calendar year.
[Deadline: March 1 (yearly)]

KPMG Outstanding Dissertation Award Gender Section — awarded each year to the outstanding dissertation selected from dissertations submitted for consideration that were completed in the prior calendar year.
[Deadline: March 1 (yearly)]

KPMG Best Paper Award Gender Section — awarded each year to one of the papers presented at the Annual Meeting.
[Deadline: Same as Annual Meeting Paper Submission Deadline]

Government and Nonprofit Section

Outstanding Dissertation Award in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting — to recognize the best contribution to governmental and nonprofit accounting research.
[Deadline: April 15 (yearly)]

Government and Nonprofit Section
Doctoral Dissertation Grants
— a competitive dissertation grant program to help defray certain costs for individuals conducting dissertation research on governmental and nonprofit topics.
[Deadline: April 15 (yearly)]

International Accounting Section

Lee H. Radebaugh Notable Contribution to International Research Award—to recognize the paper published in the Journal of International Accounting Research in the past decade that has made the greatest contribution to the field.
[Deadline: November 30, 2012]

Outstanding International Accounting Dissertation Award — to recognize outstanding dissertations in the areas of international accounting, auditing, taxation and information systems.
[Deadline: February 28, 2014]

International Accounting Section Outstanding Service Award— to recognize an International Accounting Section member who has provided outstanding service to the section.
[Deadline: February 28, 2014]

Outstanding International Accounting Educator Award — to recognize an individual who has made substantial contributions to international accounting education through scholarly endeavors in research and teaching over a sustained period of time.
[Deadline: February 20, 2014]

Management Accounting Section

Management Accounting Section Dissertation Award — to recognize outstanding dissertation research in the field of management accounting.
[Deadline: March 1, 2014]

Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award — Consideration is given to books, monographs, and journal articles on management accounting topics published within the past five calendar years.
[Deadline: March 1 (yearly)]

The Jim Bulloch Award for Innovations in Management Accounting Education — to recognize an outstanding teaching or curriculum contribution to the area of management/cost accounting education.
[Deadline: March 1 (yearly)]

Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Section Award — to recognize individuals who have made significant contribution to the Management Accounting Section.
[Deadline: September 1 (yearly)]

JMAR Best Paper Award — presented annually to the JMAR paper deemed to have the greatest potential impact on management accounting research.
[Deadline: October 1 (yearly)]

Best Early Career Researcher in Management Accounting
[Deadline: March 1 (yearly)]

Greatest Impact on Practice
[Deadline: August 31 (yearly)]

Public Interest Section

Accounting Exemplar Award — awarded to an individual who has made notable contributions to professionalism and ethics in accounting education and/or practice.
[Deadline: April 01 (yearly)]

Strategic and Emerging Technologies

SET Section Outstanding Dissertation Award — to recognize outstanding dissertations in the fields of artificial intelligence and/or emerging technologies.
[Deadline: March 31, 2014]

SET Section Outstanding Educator Award — to recognize an educator for their outstanding education contribution in the field of SET.
[Deadline: March 31, 2014]

SET Section Outstanding Researcher Award — to recognize a researcher for their outstanding published research in the field of SET.
[Deadline: March 31, 2014]

Teaching, Learning & Curriculum Section

Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Outstanding Research in Accounting Education Award — to encourage and recognize excellence in accounting education research.
[Deadline: April 14, 2014]

Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section Hall of Honor Award — to recognize a TLC member who has provided outstanding service to the section for an extended period of time.
[Deadline: April 14, 2014]

Two-Year College Section

Two-Year College Section Educator of the Year Award — to recognize distinguished service in the field of accounting education.
[Deadline: April 18, 2014]

Two-Year College Section Lifetime Achievement in Accounting Education Award — to recognize full-time college accounting educators who have distinguished themselves for excellence in teaching and for involvement in the accounting profession.
[Deadline: April 18, 2014]

Other Accounting Awards/Grants

Laurels Fund Scholarship
The Educational Foundation For Women in Accounting (EFWA) established the Laurels Fund in 1978 for the purpose of providing scholarships to female students who are pursuing advanced degrees in Accounting. Scholarships may be awarded up to $5,000 to deserving Ph.D. students.

AGA National Awards — These awards are presented at the annual Professional Development Conference and Exposition. In many cases, individuals do not have to be members of AGA to be eligible.

The IMA Foundation for Applied Research (FAR) Research Grant — In recognition of the vital role of IMA's research, The IMA Foundation for Applied Research, Inc. (FAR) was formed in 1994, IMA's 75th anniversary year. The founding trustee's intent was to ensure sufficient resources, both human and financial, to sustain and augment IMA's role as a valued center of research on the most important practice issues of the day while also identifying financial management trends to meet the challenges of the next millennium. The IMA's Foundation for Applied Research (FAR) is currently seeking research proposals in the following areas:

  • Applications of Customer Lifetime Value (CLV) Measures
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Business Intelligence (BI)

The Fulbright Scholar Program — Administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). CIES annually recruits and sends nearly 800 U.S. faculty and professionals to 140 countries on its traditional program and brings 800 foreign faculty and professionals to the U.S.

Awards and Grants Archive

Press Release for the 2009 AAA Award Winners
2008 AAA Inventory of Awards (PDF)
Awards Presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting
Awards Presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting
Awards Presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting
Awards Presented at the 2001 Annual Meeting
Awards Presented at the 2000 Annual Meeting
Awards Presented at the 1999 Annual Meeting

Auditor Independence: Grants for Research Proposals — (Fall 2000) The AAA received $500,000 to fund research dealing with the subject of auditor independence.

AAA/AICPA Collaborative Award Winners — Recipients 1996–2000.

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