Government and Nonprofit Section Doctoral Activities

Dissertation Grant Program


The GNP Section sponsors a competitive dissertation grant program to help defray certain costs (up to $1,500) for individuals conducting dissertation research on governmental and nonprofit topics. An applicant must be a doctoral candidate with a major or emphasis in accounting from any doctoral granting institution in the United States of America or foreign country. Applications must be received by April 15.

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GNP Travel Grants


The GNP Section sponsors $1000 travel grants for the midyear GNP Section meeting. The grants are intended to assist doctoral students interested in GNP research by defraying a portion of the costs of attending the GNP Section meeting and to allow doctoral students interested in GNP topics to interact with GNP Section members. Applications must be received by December 15.

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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 prior to submission, but must not have been defended before March 1 of the previous year in which the candidate is submitting the application. Submissions must be received by April 15.

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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

Save the Date March 6-7, 2020!

We are pleased to announce the 2020 Government and Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting will be held in Houston, Texas at the Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks.  

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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