By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
The Deloitte Foundation has awarded $25,000 grants to ten top Ph.D. candidates from the Deloitte Foundation’s annual Doctoral Fellowships in Accounting program. Shaun Budnik, partner, Deloitte LLP and Deloitte Foundation president comments:
“For nearly 60 years, the Deloitte Foundation has proudly awarded Doctoral Fellowships in Accounting to more than 1,000 Ph.D. candidates,” he said “Since the grantees aim for careers in academia, the program plays a crucial role in contributing toward a pipeline of highly-skilled, qualified accounting faculty on campuses to educate our profession’s next generation of talent and leaders. I congratulate all of the 2013 grantees.”
The Deloitte Foundation, founded in 1928, is a not-for-profit organization that supports teaching, research and curriculum innovation in accounting, business and related fields within the U.S. The Foundation sponsors an array of national programs relevant to a variety of professional services, benefiting middle/high school students, undergraduates, graduate students and faculty. For more information, please visit the Deloitte Foundation web page at www.deloitte.com/us/df.
Each year, approximately 100 universities are invited to apply for the Fellowship, and the accounting faculty nominates the students. A selection committee composed of three eminent accounting educators — Professors Benjamin Ayers of the University of Georgia, Gregory Miller of the University of Michigan and Mark Peecher of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – chose this year’s recipients.