Government and Nonprofit Section Doctoral Activities
Government and Nonprofit Section Doctoral Dissertation Grants
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.
The grant application should include:
- An application letter explaining the nature of the project, current stage of the project, estimated completion date, how the award of a dissertation grant would contribute to the project, the nature of other grants received for the dissertation, and contact information (address, phone and e-mail).
- A budget detailing the items and amounts for which funding is requested;
- A copy of the dissertation proposal;
- A letter from the dissertation chairperson stating the proposal has been defended and accepted, or if not yet defended, that a firm commitment exists to permit the applicant to proceed with the proposed dissertation.
Requested funds may be used to defray or reimburse costs directly related to and necessary for completion of the dissertation. Included among the authorized purposes for grant funding is travel to collect data, purchase of data, and preparation and mailing of questionnaires. With adequate justification other costs essential to completion of the dissertation, such as coding of data and data entry, may also be considered for funding. Funds will not be provided for such costs as tuition and fees, computer use charges, word processing, and printing and binding the dissertation. In addition, grant funds will not be provided for purchase of computer hardware or software.
Email the application letter and attachments to:
Doctoral Program Liaison
Amanda W. Beck
Email submissions are preferred. If you have further questions you can contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Message from Brian McAllister, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
AAA GNP Section President
Greetings GNP Colleagues!
Thank you for this opportunity to serve as your GNP President. I look forward to working with you and moving the section forward for another year. I’m proud to be serving such an esteemed group of government and not-for-profit accounting scholars who also happen to be the friendliest section in the AAA. I’m also proud to say that the GNP section has always been my one and only section home.
The 2023 Midyear Meeting will be held in-person at the historic Oxford Hotel in downtown Denver Colorado on March 10th and 11th. Our meeting will be less than a block away from Union Station. It’s an outstanding location that really gives a true flavor of Denver and the West. Rebecca Bloch from Fairfield University has graciously accepted the Midyear Meeting Program Chair role for the 2023 meeting. Rebecca and I both hope that many of you are planning to attend the meeting next March. It’s our best opportunity to catch up with familiar GNP colleagues and meet new ones too.
2023 GNP Section Midyear Meeting
March 10-11, 2023 – The Oxford Hotel, Denver
The leadership of the Government & Nonprofit Section is excited to announce our 2023 meeting! Please save the date and make plans to attend the 2023 Government and Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting to be held in beautiful downtown Denver, Colorado at the historic Oxford Hotel, March 10-11, 2023.
A formal call for submissions will be issued by early September when we open the submission system.
More information HERE and we look forward to seeing you there!
We gratefully acknowledge KPMG for their generous support of the 2023 GNP Midyear Meeting.
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.Learn More