Diversity Section Doctoral Student Travel Scholarship
(This scholarship initiative is currently in review process and will be updated as soon as possible)
The goal of this scholarship is to enable a doctoral student to develop professionally, build strategic alliances with peers and to encourage scholarly research and presentations. The Diversity Section will reimburse reasonable travel expenses to attend the meeting related to registration, airfare, and hotel, not to exceed $500. The scholarship winner must be able to attend the entire conference to be eligible for reimbursement.
The applicant must be:
1. A full-time student enrolled in an accounting doctoral program
2. A member of the Diversity Section of the AAA (joining at the conference is acceptable)
3. Presenting a paper at the AAA Diversity Section conference
4. Not otherwise receiving travel funding for the trip
5. Not currently employed outside of the doctoral program
Application submission and deadline:
1. Complete the Doctoral Student Travel Scholarship Application.
2. Provide a letter of support from the department chair/dean (must be written on department stationery).
3. Provide a bio not to exceed three paragraphs.
Submit Doctoral Student Travel Scholarship Application and all materials by email (preferably all materials in one email) to the Diversity Section Conference Co-Chairs:
Address the email to:
Evaluations and notifications will be made by
If you have any additional questions regarding this program, please contact T
A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Veena L. Brown, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dear Members of the Diversity Section,
It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I address you as the newly elected President of the Diversity Section of the American Accounting Association. I am deeply honored (and pleasantly surprised) to have been entrusted with this esteemed position.
First and foremost, I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our members, both longstanding and newly joined as we begin this new year. The Diversity Section is a community that thrives on the diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds of its members. Our collective mission is to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of accounting education, research, and practice. As the incoming President, I am committed to amplifying underrepresented voices, driving meaningful change, and creating opportunities for our members to succeed. I firmly believe that diversity is not just a buzzword; it is the key to unlocking our full potential as a profession.
PROPOSED BYLAWS REVISION
The Diversity Section Executive Committee put forth the addition of a Vice President-Practice position to the Diversity Section bylaws. The position description is listed below for review.
The Vice President-Practice is appointed for a two (2) year term and is eligible for reappointment for up to two (2) additional two (2) year terms. The Vice President-Practice will assist in making connections and strengthening linkages between the academic members of the Section and the practice community on diversity-related matters.
The process per our Section bylaws requires notice of amendments to the bylaws that are to be presented for a vote will be provided to members 30 days prior to the vote. We are abiding by our bylaws by providing the above information in this email to members and the information is also posted on our Section website.
Voting will open on Monday, November 27, 2023. Instructions on how to vote will be sent out in our Section emails at that time.