2020 Special COVID-19 Call for Research Proposals

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Research Foundation
October 31, 2020
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October 31, 2020


IMA Research Foundation

2020 Special COVID-19 Call for Research Proposals

The IMA Research Foundation (IRF) is dedicated to funding relevant, thought-provoking research that furthers the knowledge and scope of accounting and financial management globally. To support management accounting-related research in these especially hard financial times, the IRF is pleased to announce a special “COVID-19 call for research proposals” for the 2020-21 academic year. Given the COVID-19-related financial difficulties that many schools are encountering, the IRF hopes to help offset the decreased research and travel budgets many professors are facing.

Topics: Grants will be based on the proposals’ potential to advance the practice of management accounting. Research in the areas described in “Topics of interest” below are especially encouraged, although other topics will be considered. Proposed studies can use basic or applied research methods including analytical, archival, experimental, survey, or case study.

Funding: Accepted grant proposals may be funded up to US$25,000, to be used at the discretion of the researcher(s). Funded researchers will be required to produce a 3,000-word report suitable for a professional audience as well as related deliverables (such as a webinar describing their research).

To apply: Proposals should meet the “Guidelines for proposal submissions” at the end of this document. Grant applications should be submitted to research@imanet.org.

Deadline: October 31, 2020; 12 Midnight EST. Winners to be announced by November 15, 2020.

Topics of interest: While proposals on any topic will be considered, we especially invite grant proposals that address research questions relating to the role of management accounting in revenue management, energy-related decisions, the impact of distributed workforce on management control systems, small business issues, measuring intangible assets, and digital technology solutions.

Questions regarding this call for proposals or other IRF grant programs can be sent to Kip Krumwiede, director of research, at kkrumwiede@imanet.org or by calling +1‐201‐474‐1732.