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 Colleagues,

Thank you for allowing me to serve as your president this year. I look forward to working with all of you and to seeing many of you at the semi-annual meetings. This section consists of members who are not only GNP scholars and educators but also some of the nicest people I know. I fondly remember presenting a paper at my first midyear meeting at Harvard University in 2005. Even though I was new to the group and only a doctoral student at the time, I was warmly welcomed by all. If you are new to the section, I hope that you attend our 2022 midyear meeting and enjoy the same experiences as me and many of our GNP colleagues when first attending our midyear meetings.

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Midyear Meeting

2022 Government and Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting

The 2022 Government and Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting will be held Friday, March 11-12, 2022 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC.

The meeting will provide an opportunity to:

  • Network and collaborate with colleagues
  • Remain current on issues in the GNP area
  • Learn about new and emerging GNP research
  • Present your research, case or teaching paper
  • Gain ideas for your classroom
  • See old friends in the friendliest section of the AAA
  • Join old and new friends for dinner on Friday evening
  • Show KPMG the value of its support for our 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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