As part of its efforts to expand the frontiers of knowledge in accounting, the Institute has established an Accounting Research Fund with which it finances PhD research in Accounting, Taxation, Auditing, Finance and related fields. (Preference will be given to members of the institute).

(A) Maximum Funding Level
The maximum amount for research grant is N500,000:00 per applicant.

(B) Research Grant Application Requirements
Each application for research grant should be accompanied with the following:
i. A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)
ii. Copy of letter of admission to PhD programme issued by the university.
iii. Copy of letter of recommendation from supervisor.
iv. A research proposal of no more than 20 pages (double spacing) which should address the following:
(a) What are the objectives of the research?
(b) How does it relate to other research/es in the same field that either had been completed or is/are on-going?
(c) Are the results expected to have any general or practical applications?
(d) How will the research be done? What techniques will be used? What were the reasons which led to the adoption of these methods and techniques?
(e) If the research involves gaining access to the facilities or data of institutions or organizations, what assurance can be provided that access will be obtainable?
(f) How will the research be organized and phased?
(g) How will the results of the research be disseminated?
(h) Details of funding requirements under the following headings: research assistant/data collection costs, travelling costs, stationary and printing costs and any other relevant expenditure costs.

• Soft copies of items B(i-iv) above should be sent to and, while hard copies should be addressed to:

The Registrar/Chief Executive
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
Plot 16, Idowu Taylor Street
Victoria Island, Lagos

• Applicant should request his/her supervisor to forward a confidential letter of recommendation directly to Deputy Registrar Technical at:

For further details, please contact:
Ben Ukaegbu, PhD, FCIS, FCTI, FHEA, ACA
Deputy Registrar Technical
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria
82, Murtala Mohammed Way, Ebute Metta, Lagos
Tel: 0803 240 0603 or 01-2130531