Doctoral Dissertation Awards for Innovative Research in Accounting Education

Previous Winners

Award Criteria

Selection criteria include:

  • The student's research must clearly demonstrate a substantial degree of innovation relative to the current state of research.
  • The student shall be a member of the American Accounting Association at the time an application is submitted, have the intention of taking an academic job when the research is complete, and currently be in residence at their doctoral granting institution.
  • The candidate shall have passed their proposal defense at the time that the award is granted.

Award Presentation

  • Each winner will receive an award and $5,000 at the AAA Annual Meeting.
  • The winner(s) will be publicized in a full-page ad in the September issue of The Accounting Review for that given year.
  • The winner(s) will be announced in the Fall Accounting Education News.

Instructions for Submitting Nominations

  • Nominations are due by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on January 31.
  • Each nomination must include:
    • A letter from the doctoral student's advisor, which states the basis for the innovation inherent in granting the award.
    • A statement from the student describing the research's purpose along with a summary of the current status of the dissertation work.
  • Please attach the nomination and materials to an e-mail and send to Stephanie Glaser, AAA Awards Coordinator, at with "2016 Doctoral Dissertation Awards for Innovative Research in Accounting Education Award" in the subject line of your email.
  • Upon receipt of your nomination you will receive an acknowledgment message from the AAA Awards Coordinator.