Accounting Education SIG Bursary Award

We are going to issue a new call for applications for these bursaries in the near future, as funds were not all allocated following the 2022 deadline. Details will be announced shortly on this page.

The British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Education Special Interest Group (AE SIG) are offering a bursary to assist with doctoral studies in Accounting Education. One or more bursaries to the maximum value of £3,000 each (to be spent over a maximum three-year period) are available to assist in the conduct of doctoral research into pedagogical and curriculum issues in accounting/finance. Up to £9,000 will be available to applications deemed to be of sufficient quality from applicants who meet the criteria.

The following conditions will apply:

  • The bursary is available for those registering for a doctoral degree within the first 6 months of 2023 or who are already registered for a doctoral degree in the area of pedagogical issues in accounting/finance.
  • The bursary is available to academics new to research and those who are returning to research after a significant break (i.e. those who have produced no refereed publications within the last five years).
  • The applicant must be a member of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) and the Accounting Education SIG at the time of application and throughout their doctoral studies.
  • The applicant is expected to not have received a bursary from elsewhere.
  • Each application must include a letter from the relevant head of department/doctoral supervisor confirming support for the proposal and the eligibility of the applicant.
  • Applicants are required to submit their curriculum vitae with their application.
  • Award recipients will be expected to:
    • Attend an annual BAFA Accounting Education Conference to present the results of their research project.
    • Submit an article for publication in a recognised academic journal in the discipline (for example, Accounting Education, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education, International Journal of Management Education).
  • The bursary is available for the following qualifying expenditure: data collection (including associated travel costs); transcription costs; attendance at doctoral colloquia; specialist training not available within your institution; costs of teaching or assessment cover required for specific research needs where this is not covered by your institution; journal submission fees. Other costs might be allowed subject to specific approval. (You are advised to consult the undersigned to discuss such items before applying.)
  • Expenditure against the bursary will be reimbursed to the bursary holder (normally by bank transfers in UK £s), on application to the Treasurer, by submitting appropriately documented expenditure claims.


An electronic copy of the application (using the  application form), CV and letter of support should be submitted electronically to:

Professor Greg Stoner:
Professor Joan Ballantine:

Closing date for applications: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until funds are allocated. The first deadline is 31 March 2023, the final deadline is 30 June 2023. Applicants are encouraged to apply early as decisions will be made on a monthly basis and communicated as soon as possible thereafter.