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:

  1. 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).
  2. A budget detailing the items and amounts for which funding is requested;
  3. A copy of the dissertation proposal;
  4. 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
abeck@gsu.edu

Email submissions are preferred. If you have further questions you can contact Amanda at abeck@gsu.edu .

President's Letter

 

Dear GNP Section Members,

I hope you are well and we are moving toward “normality” as we move into the post-COVID-19 era. I wanted to take a moment of your time to review a noteworthy year and provide some insight into the future. I want to thank everyone for their contribution to your GNP Section. How you participate, as a discussant, reviewer, presenter, moderator, committee member, or volunteering in some other capacity, impacts all of our Section in a positive manner and makes our Section remarkable.

It was great to see an incredible number of you in our first virtual Midyear meeting. A big shout out to Erica Harris for her wonderful organization of our Midyear meeting. Erica put together a fantastic and research focused midyear.

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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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