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Academic research

CIMA's research programme is designed to promote and develop the science of management accountancy as stipulated in our Royal charter. We encourage leading academic and practitioner researchers who are exploring issues and providing fresh topics of interest to CIMA members, to apply for research grants. We also sponsor conferences around the world as a way to engage with the leading academics and support the research being done in management accounting.

Academic Grant Programme

Every year, CIMA offers academics and practitioners grants to undertake groundbreaking management accounting research through our programme of ad-hoc, seedcorn and topic specific funding initiatives.

Find out more about these initiatives and information about CIMA's academic grant programme.

Academic Research Reports

See the reports from commissioned academic projects.

Read our latest academic reports.

Research Conferences and Events

Every year, CIMA sponsors conferences around the world as a way to engage with the leading academics and support the research being done in management accounting.

The deadline for applying for sponsorship for conferences taking place  in 2018 is 31 August 2017

Find out more about applying for funding.

Centres of Excellence

CIMA’s research and development department is piloting two new research centres to advance the global impact of management accounting research.

Find out about the centres of excellence

Research Advisers

The CIMA academic research programme draws on the advice and assistance of two virtual advisory groups - the Research Board and Research Advisory Panel - and the CIMA Professor. The Research Board is a virtual advisory group, acting as an academic filter for all CIMA commissioned research projects. Board members assess all academic outputs for academic quality, rigour, relevance and value to developing the science of management accounting. The Research Advisory Panel is a virtual group of practitioners which operates alongside the research board and evaluates research project outputs for business and CIMA relevance. The current CIMA Professor, Wim van der Stede, helps raise CIMA's profile in the academic community and develop world class management accountancy research and intellectual capital.

See more about CIMA's academic research advisers