June 14, 2018

Request for Proposals for Academic Research in Auditing (2018)

The March 15 deadline for submitting proposals for the 2018 RAB grant cycle has passed. Thank you to those who submitted proposals this cycle. Please consider submitting a proposal next year.The Request for Proposals will be released by early December 2018, with proposals due in Monday, March 18, 2019.

The CAQ is interested in research questions that can substantively inform audit practice or address policy and regulatory issues that impact the profession. Below are brief descriptions of suggested topics that are listed in the current Request for Proposals.

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is an autonomous public policy organization dedicated to enhancing investor confidence and public trust in the global capital markets. The CAQ fosters high quality performance by public company auditors, convenes and collaborates with other stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues requiring action and intervention, and advocates policies and standards that promote public company auditors’ objectivity, effectiveness, and responsiveness to dynamic market conditions.

The CAQ is committed to providing opportunities for the academic community to work closely with the profession. In 2008, the Center established a Research Advisory Board (RAB), comprised of representatives from academia and the profession which reviews proposals relating to academic research in auditing. In the past ten years, the RAB has awarded 39 grants for independent academic research projects on topics of interest to the profession.