The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) have awarded scholarships to five academics through their Scholars Programme.
The scheme aims to strengthen the accountancy profession by providing “intensive” mentoring and other support for carefully selected accounting academics in emerging and transitional economies.
The five scholars are:
- Raquel Sarquis PhD, assistant professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.
- Karol Marek Klimczak PhD, associate professor of Management at Lodz University of Technology, Poland.
- Mohamed Aminu Sualihu PhD, assistant professor of Accounting in the College of Business at Zayed University, UAE.
- David Mathuva PhD, senior lecturer and director, Undergraduate Programmes at Strathmore University Business School (SBS), Kenya.
- Habil Joanna Krasodomska PhD, associate professor in the Department of Financial Accounting at Cracow University of Economics (CUE), Poland.
Professor Keryn Chalmers, IAAER’s president said: “IAAER is delighted to be partnering with ACCA to support talented accounting researchers and educators in emerging regions. In the interests of strengthening the accounting profession, the scholars will benefit from mentorship by leading academics and presented with exciting opportunities to grow their global professional networks.”
Sharon Machado, head of business reporting at ACCA added: “We are delighted to announce the first cohort of scholars for this innovative programme. They had a great opportunity to present their research ideas and receive feedback from ACCA’s panellists and audience at ACCA’s Global Virtual University Conference on the 31 May – which proved to be an insightful and engaging session with them.”
The ACCA / IAAER Scholars Programme provides scholars with financial support, of up to £3,000 for each of two years. They will also attend and participate in IAAER-linked workshops and conferences, including the 14th IAAER World Congress of Accounting Educators and Researchers which will be held in Paris, France on 1-2 December 2022.