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The IMA Research Foundation (IRF), a nonprofit organization formed in 1994 affiliated with IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), is dedicated to funding relevant, thought-provoking research that furthers the knowledge and scope of accounting and financial management globally. To date, IRF has awarded more than $1,000,000 in research grants to academics and doctoral students pursuing research that impacts management accounting practice.

IRF is launching its 2023 Special Call for Volunteers with two-year terms for the following roles:

·       IRF Vice Chair

The IRF Vice Chair supports the IRF Chair in overseeing the operations of IRF, promoting IRF, and recruiting volunteers. The Vice Chair will also be responsible for performing regular reviews of research grant and award programs, helping with training of IRF volunteers, reviewing IRF performance and presenting at relevant IMA committee meetings and others. Similarly, this role also requires 10 to 12 hours of work each quarter. Two-Year Term begins July 1, 2023.

·       Chair/Associate Chair of the Doctoral Grant Review Committee

The Chair of the Doctoral Grant Review Committee, an IRF subcommittee, leads the Doctoral Scholars Program by overseeing the doctoral grant application process, including conducting preliminary reviews on grant applications, selecting external reviewers, and making final decisions on whether to fund the applications. The Associate Chair of the Doctoral Grant Review Committee works closely with the Chair in managing grant application reviews to ensure timeliness and fairness. To fulfill the responsibilities of these roles, 8 to 10 hours of volunteer work is generally required per quarter. Term can begin between February 2023 and July 1, 2023, and will end June 30, 2025, with option for renewal.

·       IRF Directors (multiple positions available)

The IRF Directors are required to provide timely, thoughtful, and high-quality reviews of research grant proposals from academics, practitioners, and/or doctoral students, participate in discussions and/or deliberations within IRF, contribute to strengthening the links and transmission of management accounting knowledge between academic and practitioner communities and others. Term can begin between February 2023 and July 1, 2023, and will end June 30, 2025, with option for renewal.

Required Attachments

A curricula vita showing the applicant’s qualifications and previous experience in relevant research areas.

Nominations are being accepted via this form through Monday, January 31, 2023.

Questions regarding this call can be sent to Dr. Susie Duong, Director of Research, at research@imanet.org.