CMA-CAAA Research Grant

Call for Proposals

Letters of Intent Due: August 15, 2013

Proposals Due: October 31, 2013

CMA Canada has made a research fund available to members of the CAAA. There will be one call for proposals per year.  


The broad purpose of this fund is to encourage Canadian academics to undertake projects that are relevant to the management accounting profession. The research under this program need not lead to publication in a scholarly journal, although it may lead to one or more such publications. The research project may result in a report that is useful to management accounting practitioners or provides background in an area that could be the subject of further academic exploration.

Funding criteria

The main funding criteria are that the work be relevant to the management accounting profession, be completed on time, and be of high quality.

The first criterion is to be ensured by CMA Canada’s review of the letter of intent. The timeliness criterion is addressed by requiring a detailed time line in the proposal showing expected dates for production of reports or working papers. A report or working paper must be completed within twenty-four months from the receipt of funding or the researcher must return any uncommitted funds to the CMA Canada-CAAA Research Grant Program. The requirement for submitting a report or working paper within twenty-four months does not preclude continuation of the project as necessary to complete it. The quality is ensured by the expertise provided by the CAAA Research Committee’s examination / approval of the proposal.


Applicants are requested to submit a one-page letter of intent outlining the area and objectives of the research. This letter must be submitted by e-mail no later than August 15 to the CAAA office ( with a copy to the Chair of the CAAA Research Committee, Natalia Kochetova-Kozloski ( Do not send this letter of intent to CMA Canada. It will be forwarded by the CAAA office to CMA Canada for comment on the relevance to the management accounting profession. Feedback to the applicants will be returned through the Chair of the CAAA Research Committee by September 15.

The terms and conditions of financial support are available at the following address:  

In addition, suggestions for writing effective grant proposals are available at the following address:

The proposal must be submitted by e-mail. The proposal should highlight the relevance to the management accounting profession and the timeline for completion.

The CAAA Research Committee or its delegates will evaluate proposals received and make a decision concerning suitability, including the amount of funding. The Committee’s decision is final and not subject to appeal. Successful applicants will be notified soon after.

Questions should be directed to CAAA office (, tel. (416) 486-5361 c/o the Chair of the CAAA Research Committee, Natalia Kochetova-Kozloski ( 

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