CIMA’s charter to advance the science of management accountancy forms the core of our academic research strategy and guides our research goals.
Research is fundamental to CIMA’s overall value chain as it ensures that we are adding value to the profession and identifying new issues or trends that emerge in the marketplace.
As such, CIMA is keen to identify and work with academics and practitioners who are doing research in the area of management accounting and can offer insight into different subject areas. Each application is judged on its academic rigour, quality, originality and potential contribution to CIMA’s research objectives and accountants in business.
New Topic Specific Research initiatives now open
CIMA is currently inviting research applications on the topics of:
The deadline for applications is 30 September 2014. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their proposals to a CIMA review panel in November 2014.
Applicants are strongly advised to read the guidance notes and the CIMA contract prior to application. These documents along with the application form can be found below:
Types of research grants
CIMA provides three different types of grants:
Topic-specific research initiative grants
Topic-specific research initiative grants are offered twice a year and are open to research teams globally. This is the main way in which CIMA funds research.
See our new topic specific on Big Data and MA in Financial Institutions in the section above.
CIMA offers seedcorn funding every two years. The next seedcorn initiative will be in 2015.
There are two types of seedcorn funding available:
Early career research grants are for:
- Researchers with experience only as research assistants
- Those without previous funding awards
- Those who have not previously acted as a principal researcher
Feasibility study grants are for:
- Experienced researchers with an idea that they want to develop
- Researchers to undertake feasibility studies as a preliminary to in-depth empirical research