Deloitte has awarded $25k grants to 10 top accounting Ph.D. candidates across the U.S. through the Deloitte Foundation’s annual Doctoral Fellowship program.
The funding is given to students who plan to pursue academic careers upon graduation.The award is intended to support the 2021 recipients’ final year of coursework and the subsequent year to complete their doctoral dissertation.
Each year, more than 100 universities are invited to apply for the fellowship. A selection committee composed of four eminent accounting educators chose this year’s recipients from 60 applicants nominated by accounting faculty of their school.
More than 1,100 future educators have been awarded this fellowship since the program’s inception in 1956.
Erin Scanlon, Deloitte Foundation president said: “Supporting future educators is a critical step in strengthening the quantity and quality of accounting professors.”
“As the Deloitte Foundation helps these Ph.D. students complete their academic career journey, they can make a significant impact on the thousands of students they will teach over time, who will in turn become the next generation of business leaders.”