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.

'CIMA not only bridges practice and research, it spreads innovative practice, advocates sustainable performance and stimulates debate.'  Wim van der Stede, CIMA Professor

Academic grant programme

Every year, CIMA offers academics and practitioners grants to undertake groundbreaking management accounting research.

We have now launched calls for research proposals on the topics of (1) Stewardship and Trust (2) Costing and (3) Analytics.  

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 2017 is 31 August 2016

Find out more about applying for funding.

News and updates

Centres of excellence

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