Fellowship and Scholarships
2013 Illinois International Journal of
May 17-20, 2013
Symposium on Tax Research
September 19-20, 2013
Department of Accountancy
University of Illinois
360 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Accountancy doctoral students may apply for a travel award to present a paper at a major research conference or symposium. The conference or symposium should competitively select papers and have a national reputation for quality; examples include research conferences sponsored by top-tier accountancy research journals.
Students presenting a paper in a regular session of such a major conference receive up to $500 in travel support. To receive the travel award, the student must be a co-author or author of the research being presented. If the research is co-authored with faculty, the student must actually make at least part of the presentation. If the research is co-authored with another student, only one student will receive funding.
To apply for a doctoral student travel award, the student should submit a request in writing to the Director of the Ph.D. Program. Students should consult with the Ph.D. Program Director concerning the appropriateness of the proposed conference and paper presentation prior to submitting the paper for conference review. Requests for funding should meet University requirements for travel documentation. See Jean Seibold in 360 Wohlers Hall for more information on documentation required.
Note: If the Graduate College, CIERA, or the University Research Board also offers funding programs to graduate students, evidence of application for support under these programs must be provided. Reimbursement will not be provided for expenses that have already been funded by these University programs.
The Director of the Ph.D. Program, in consultation with the Ph.D. Program Committee and the Head of Accountancy, nominates Ph.D. students to represent UIUC at a variety of national and regional doctoral consortia. Examples include the American Accounting Association’s Doctoral Consortium and the Big-10 Accountancy Departments’ Doctoral Consortium. The Department will reimburse reasonable travel and other conference expenses incurred by nominated Ph.D. students in attending these consortia.
During a Ph.D. student's tenure in the department, every effort is made to provide opportunities for joint research with faculty, in the form of research assistantships. As a basis for making RA assignments, the following considerations are taken into account:
- Is the student currently engaged in co-authored research with a faculty member?
- Has the student previously had a research assistantship?
- What is the student's seniority?
- Has the faculty member applied for external funding (outside of the department) for research assistance and was the application funded?