Government and Nonprofit Section Awards

Annual Meeting Best Paper Award

To recognize a paper submitted to the AAA Annual meeting that has the potential to significantly influence government and nonprofit accounting research.Prior Awards


Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award

To recognize a paper submitted to the AAA Government and Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting that has the potential to significantly influence government and nonprofit accounting research. Prior Awards


Enduring Lifetime Contribution Award

To recognize exemplary career service for a lifetime contribution to government and nonprofit accounting. Prior Awards


Meritorious Service Award

To recognize exemplary career service to the profession or the Government and Nonprofit section. Prior Awards


Notable Contributions to the Accounting Literature Award

To recognize a single (or perhaps a series) of notable (influential) research papers that make a direct and significant contribution to government and nonprofit accounting research. Prior Awards

President's Letter


Dear GNP Section Members,

I am honored to serve as your President for the 2019-2020 year. The GNP (Government and Nonprofit) Section has been my academic home for the past thirteen years and I have had the privilege to work with incredible colleagues that have fostered my development as an academic. My goal as your Section President is to continue the strong work of past GNP leadership teams and continue strengthening the Section. I want to specifically thank Tammy Waymire for her outstanding leadership as last year’s Section President.

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Midyear Meeting

The 2021 Government and Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting will be held Friday, February 26-Saturday, February 27, 2021.

We are happy to announce our in-person conference will now transfer to a virtual setting while also preserving the key elements of our traditional program. Our members from around the world will be able to attend the meeting, interact with each other, and strengthen the work being shared. To make this a reality, we’ve designed and built a conference that lets you participate in sessions in a flexible and personalized way.

We gratefully acknowledge the KPMG Foundation for their generous support in sponsoring the 2021 GNP Section Midyear Meeting!.

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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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