CAAA Research Grant Program

Call for Proposals

Proposals due: November 30, 2016

The Canadian Academic Accounting Association has made a research fund available to its members. There will be one call for proposals per year.

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.

Funding Criteria

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

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.

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.

Questions should be directed to Grants Assistant Carina Hackett or CAAA Research Committee Chair Anne Fortin.