CIMA's Research Initiative

As a world-leading authority, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)'s research program is specifically designed to promote and develop the science of management accounting. CIMA's research generates cutting-edge, high-caliber, authoritative results that have immediate practical influence and value.

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and CIMA have formed a joint venture to establish the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation to elevate the profession of management accountant. The designation recognizes the most talented and committed management accountants, with the discipline and skill to drive strong business performance.

Additional Info

  • All project timelines should be no longer than eighteen months.
  • Awarded grants are typically between £5,000 and £40,000 (approximately $7,900 and $63,000), depending on the scope of the project and its outputs.
  • Applications received in PDF format or after the closing date will not be considered for funding.
  • Short-listed applicants will be invited to present their proposals to a CIMA review panel on November 28, 2012.
This year, CIMA is looking to fund innovative research that challenges and offers fresh perspectives on a range of topics that are of interest to CIMA members. The research findings should be of value to both businesses and academic communities globally, and any case studies may be drawn from both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.
The initiative has no specific topic, though applicants may wish to consider aligning their project to one of the following themes:
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • CFO priorities
  • Future of management accounting
  • Valuing talent - cost of losing and retaining talent
  • Tomorrow's finance talent and competencies
  • Strategy, risk, and opportunity management
  • Resilient business models
  • Managing mega data
  • Cloud computing, IT, and its impact on the profession
The closing date for application is October 15, 2012.
For more information, including an application pack, visit the CIMA Research funding page. The review panel will be chaired by Rebecca Ryan FCMA, CGMA.
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