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The CAQ, through its Research Advisory Board, (RAB), annually awards grants to fund auditing-related scholarly research.  Since 2009, the RAB, comprised of representatives from academia and the profession, has awarded 48 grants for independent academic research projects.

The deadline for submitting proposals for the 2021 grant cycle is Monday, March 15, 2021. The Request for Proposals provides information on the evaluation criteria and the proposal submission process.

The CAQ is interested in research questions that can substantively inform audit practice or address policy and regulatory issues that impact audit quality and the profession. Learn more about the topics that the RAB considers to be of importance for the 2021 grant cycle.

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Access to Audit Personnel Grant Program

The CAQ, in connection with the Auditing Section of the AAA, established a program designed to facilitate accounting and auditing academics’ ability to obtain access to audit firm personnel to participate in their research projects.

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Annual CAQ Symposium

The Annual CAQ Symposium is designed to bring together practice leaders and audit research scholars for discussion of important issues and exploration of how research can inform those issues. On the pages for each event, find videos, summaries, and lists of panel participants (along with biographical information for those panelists).

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Classroom and Training Resources

The CAQ creates educational videos that can be used in the classroom or as training resources. Available videos include a “Video Vignettes” series that provides a view into the types of conversations that take place during an audit. Videos also include classroom-ready excerpts derived from an expert panel at a CAQ event.

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Risk Assessment Panel Discussion

The panel discussion videos are short excerpts from a CAQ event where practitioners and a leading academic provide perspectives on various issues related to the auditors’ risk assessment of a company. Included are the panelist bios and free short descriptions of each video excerpt.

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The CAQ at AAA

Since 2008, the CAQ has organized and participated in panel discussions at the Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA).

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Video Vignettes

The vignettes provide insights into the types of conversations that occur between audit team members, as well as between auditors and preparers. The discussions captured in the videos can also be used in other teaching situations, as they highlight communications and interviewing techniques, professional skepticism, and how to navigate conversations on difficult and sensitive issues.

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