Government and Nonprofit Section Doctoral Activities

Government and Nonprofit Section 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 between March 1st of last year and April 14th of this year.

The grant application should include a copy of the dissertation and a 10–20 page summary addressing the relevance of the study to governmental and nonprofit accounting, the research methods employed, and overview of the findings. The submission deadline is April 15.

Nominations, by self or others, should be made to the Chairperson of the Outstanding Dissertation Award Committee:

Amanda Beck

Email submissions are preferred. If you have further questions you can contact Amanda at

Prior Award Winners

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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