Grants

The main objective of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association Research Grant Programs (i.e., the CAAA, the CPA Canada-CAAA, and any other research grant program that may be established in the future) is to encourage research in a variety of areas, including teaching cases by a full-time faculty member or a full-time Ph.D. student of Canadian universities and colleges that will be suitable for publication in a scholarly journal. In addition, full-time faculty members or full-time Ph.D. students 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 the financial support of the researcher by the Association.

 

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Call for Letter of Intent: Submit the Letter of Intent

Letter of Intent due: July 15, 2024 
Proposal invitation: August 16, 2024 
Proposal due: September 16, 2024 
Decision letter: December 20, 2024  

Vey Important, updates were made to the Terms and Conditions: View the Terms and Conditions.

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) has made a research fund available to members of the CAAA at Canadian institutions. There will be one call for proposals per year.

Purpose

The broad purpose of this fund is to encourage Canadian academics to undertake projects to help equip the accounting profession to address challenges of a rapidly changing environment and meet evolving business and societal expectations. CPA Canada calls for research in the following areas:

- Informing standard-setting in Canada, including the implications of technology on the development and application of financial reporting, auditing and assurance and sustainability disclosure standards;

- Increasing the talent pipeline, including addressing challenges in attracting new entrants to the accounting profession and enhancing the perceived value of the CPA profession;

- Audit quality, including approaches to training and quality management and implementation of new or amended standards;

- Sustainability beyond climate, including accounting for nature & biodiversity and human rights & human capital;

- Shaping a data-driven economy, including approaches to effective data governance and the use of artificial intelligence tools in financial reporting or decision-making.

CPA Canada is open to research in other projects of relevance to the accounting profession that may not be covered in the above areas.

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 findings from the research project may form of basis for a report published by CPA Canada that is useful to accountants in practice and academics, as well as to advance thought leadership and understanding for further exploration.

Funding criteria  

The main funding criteria are that the work be:

  • relevant to the accounting profession;
  • completed on a timely basis;
  • of quality;
  • 600-800 word practitioner-oriented summary.

The first criterion is to be ensured by CPA Canada's review of the letter of intent. The timeliness criterion includes providing a detailed timeline 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.  

Once the funded project has reached a stage of maturity such that the study’s results and conclusions are expected to be robust (which may occur prior to publication), the grantee will be required to provide a 600-800-word practitioner-oriented summary of their study.

Guidelines

Applicants are requested to submit a one- to two-page letter of intent outlining the area(s) and objectives of the research using the form below. The letter of intent should also explain the relevance of the project to the equip the accounting profession to address challenges of a rapidly changing environment (the first criterion).

Do not send this letter of intent (LOI) to CPA Canada. Submissions for this grant are handled by the CAAA Secretariat. Feedback to applicants will be returned through the Chair of the CAAA Research Committee. LOIs passing the initial stage will be invited to submit a full grant proposal. We encourage research employing any research methods.

Submit the Letter of Intent

Questions should be directed to Louise Laroche, Member Services Coordinator 

CAAA Call For Proposal

Call for Proposals: Submit a full proposal

Proposal due: September 16, 2024 
Decision letter: December 20, 2024  

The Canadian Academic Accounting Association has made a research fund available to full-time faculty member or a full-time Ph.D. student of Canadian universities and colleges. There will be one call for proposals per year. 

Please note there is no Letter of Intent stage for submissions for the CAAA Research Grant. Applications are via a one-step process; your proposal constitutes the full submission.

Purpose

The broad purpose of this fund is to encourage Canadian academics to undertake projects of relevance to accounting academic or professional communities. 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.

The main funding criteria are that the work be relevant to the accounting community, be of satisfactory quality, and be completed on a timely basis.

The relevance and quality criteria are ensured by the expertise provided by the CAAA Research Committee’s examination / approval of the proposal. 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.

Guidelines for Preparing Grant Proposals

Guidelines for preparing proposals under the program are available at the CAAA website. The proposal should highlight the relevance to the accounting community and the time line for completion. All proposals must be blind, and accompanied by a separate title page, and CVs of all investigators. See the Terms and Conditions "Proposal."

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.

Submit a full proposal

Questions should be directed to Louise Laroche, Member Services Coordinator 

Research Grant Progress Report

Submit a Progress Reports

Request an extension of the deadline for research grants.

The principal researcher will undertake and attempt to complete the research project described in the proposal submitted to the Research Committee. The research project must be completed within 24 months. An extension might be granted in a unique case at the discretion of the Research Chair.

Request an extension for your research

Note: An updated progress report must be submitted before requesting an extension. 

 

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We acknowledge our Distinguished Partner, CPA Canada, for its support of our Research Grants program.