CICA–CAAA Research Grants

Call for Proposals

Letters of Intent due: March 31, 2013

Proposals due: June 30, 2013

The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants 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 of relevance to the 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 both useful to practitioners and 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 accounting profession, be completed on a timely basis, and be of satisfactory quality.

The first criterion is to be ensured by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ 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. The reports or working papers must be completed within 24 months. 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 by March 31 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 the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. It will be forwarded by the CAAA office to the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants for comment on the relevance to practitioners. Feedback to the applicants will be returned through the Chair of the CAAA Research Committee by April 30.

The guidelines for preparing proposals under the program are available at CAAA website. The proposal must be submitted by email. The proposal should highlight the relevance to the accounting profession and the time line 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 by approximately July 31.

Questions should be directed to CAAA office ( or the Chair of the CAAA Research Committee, Natalia Kochetova-Kozloski (

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