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:

Erica Harris
Erica.harris@fiu.edu

Email submissions are preferred. If you have further questions you can contact Erica at Erica.harris@fiu.edu.

Prior Award Winners

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 2020 GNP Section Midyear Meeting was a huge success!

The 2020 GNP Section Midyear Meeting was held in Houston, Texas at the Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks on March 6-7, 2020.

Thank you to all attendees and presenters!

We would like to thank the KPMG Foundation for its generous support in sponsoring the 2020 GNP 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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