CPA Canada-CAAA: Management Accounting, Performance Management, Finance, Governance & Strategy Research Grant

NOTE: New topics and a scheduling guideline will be provided soon.

Call for Proposals

Letters of Intent Due: 
Proposals Due:  

The Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada has made a research fund available to members of the CAAA. There will be one call for proposals per year for each of the grants funded through this program.


The broad purpose of this fund is to encourage Canadian academics to undertake projects that are relevant to the management 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 useful to management accounting practitioners or 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 management accounting profession, be completed on time, and be of high quality.

The first criterion is to be ensured by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s 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. A report or working paper must be completed within twenty-four months from the receipt of funding or the researcher must return any uncommitted funds to the CPA Canada/CAAA Research Grant Program. The requirement for submitting a report or working paper within twenty-four months does not preclude continuation of the project as necessary to complete it. 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 using the form below. Do not send this letter of intent to CPA Canada. It will be forwarded by the CAAA office to CPA Canada for comment on the relevance to the management accounting profession. Feedback to the applicants will be returned through the Chair of the CAAA Research Committee in June.

Submit a Letter of Intent

Questions should be directed to Louise Laroche


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