Terms and Conditions for Financial Support of Article-Length Research
The main objective of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association Research Grant Programs is to encourage research in financial and management accounting, auditing, taxation, accounting information systems, and accounting education (including teaching cases) by faculty members of Canadian universities and colleges that will be suitable for publication in a scholarly journal. In addition, faculty members are encouraged to disseminate their work broadly through participation in peer-reviewed conferences (especially the CAAA Annual Conference) and publication of research results relevant to managers through practitioner oriented-publications. The purpose of this document is to outline the terms and conditions for financial support of the researcher by the Association.
The principal researcher must be a full-time faculty member at a Canadian college or university. All researchers involved in the project must be CAAA members at the time of application and during the period of the grant. In exceptional circumstances, the Committee may entertain participation in the work by a graduate student, but it cannot provide financial assistance for completing master’s theses or doctoral dissertations.
It is Canadian Academic Accounting Association policy that the CAAA President, CAAA Journal Editors, and the Chair of the Research Committee are ineligible for CAAA research grant funding during their term of office. Members of a research sub-committee may not apply for awards adjudicated by that committee during their term of office.
Applicants may not submit identical or substantially similar projects to concurrent CAAA Research Grant programs.
These include, but are not necessarily limited to:
The policy of the Committee is not to pay overhead or administration fees of grant recipients’ institutions. If overhead costs cannot be avoided, applicants should contact the Chair of the Committee.
The following information should be provided:
The researcher must agree to the terms and conditions of financial support as described on the CAAA web site. Successful applicants will be expected to inform the Committee of their progress, normally once per year.
Payment of Funds
The CAAA will forward a cheque for the amount of the operating funds to the principal researcher. Normally, the cheque will be payable to the university or college for retention on your behalf in a grant account. If overhead costs cannot be avoided, applicants should contact the Chair of the Committee to make alternative arrangements. The researcher may only charge to the grant expenses that are directly related to achieving the objectives of the grant and generally consistent with the expected costs described in the research proposal. Course release funds may not be reallocated to research expenses and research funds may not be reallocated to provide a course release. Funds may not be reallocated from other expected uses to purchase computer hardware or software that were not requested in the research proposal.
Travel funds for presenting the research at a CAAA-sponsored or third-party equivalent conference will be retained by the CAAA and paid as a reimbursement for specific costs incurred in presenting the research results within the time period specified in the award notification letter, upon receipt by CAAA of an approved expense form and all applicable receipts. Approval of expenses incurred for attending and presenting CAAA-funded research at a non-CAAA conference will be at the discretion of the CAAA Research Chair.
The researcher will give appropriate credit to the CAAA and the organization which provided the funds for the research project in any papers and publications resulting from it.
The principal researcher will respond to periodic requests, typically on an annual basis, from the Chair of the Research Committee for progress reports on the status of the research project. The researcher will include copies of published papers with the progress reports (author(s) of published papers supported from CAAA research funds must provide a copy of the published paper to the CAAA Office). The Office will send a copy to the funding organization.
Completion of Project
The principal researcher will undertake and attempt to carry out to its completion the research project described in the proposal submitted to the Research Committee. In the event of exceptional circumstances, such as illness of the principal researcher, which prevents continued work on the project, the principal researcher should contact the Chair of the Research Committee as soon as practical to discuss the need to return to the CAAA some or all of the funds. The project shall be considered complete when the resulting working paper(s) are accepted and presented at a peer-reviewed academic conference or published in a journal, whichever comes first. The project will also be considered to be complete if the principal researcher indicates that, due to unforeseen circumstances other than illness, work is no longer continuing on the project. Nothing in this document precludes the researcher from attempting to publish more than one paper in more than one journal.