Keith Boocock Doctoral Scholarship

In 2014, the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) will continue to honour the memory of its past CEO, Keith Boocock, through the funding of an annual $10,000 scholarship for a Ph.D. student who is working on his/her dissertation at a Canadian university.

Funding Criteria

The scholarship will be based on a review of dissertation proposals that have been approved by the student’s Ph.D. committee and officially accepted by the university (faculty or school as appropriate) where such approval indicates that the student can proceed to complete the dissertation. The prime criterion for selection is the likelihood that the student’s dissertation will lead to improvement in the quality of auditing of public companies. Dissertations on auditing topics are most likely to meet this criterion, but those on a broad aspect of financial reporting will also be considered. The student must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a Canadian university. Should no suitable application be received, no award will be made.

Application Guidelines

Applicants should submit to CPAB, by March 31, 2014, a copy of their dissertation proposal, together with an abstract of the proposal (not exceeding two pages) and a letter from their supervisor or committee chair, stating that the dissertation proposal was accepted by the university between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. Applications should be directed to Dr. Alister Mason at CPAB: alister.mason@cpab-ccrc.ca.

CPAB will make the selection by April 30, 2014. The successful applicant will attend the CAAA annual conference. CPAB will cover the costs of the successful applicant attending the annual conference of the CAAA (May 29 to June 1, 2014 Edmonton, Alberta) at which the presentation will be made.

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