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The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is encouraging academics and other researchers to conduct studies that would be relevant to the Board’s standards-setting activities under the auspices of its Gilbert W. Crain Memorial Research Grant.

The GASB hopes to promote more collaborative research efforts with academics by offering one or two research grants of up to $10,000. The grants will be awarded by June 30, 2020.

The GASB’s annual research grants were named for the late Dr. Gil Crain, an accounting professor at Montana State University and a long-time friend and colleague of the GASB, whose commitment to improving financial reporting for state and local governments was unsurpassed in his field.

The 2020 Request for Research is available on the GASB website. The deadline to apply is May 29, 2020.