UConn accounting researcher awarded $10,000 grant
Published: Monday, June 18, 2012
Updated: Monday, June 18, 2012 15:06
The director of The University of Connecticut’s Accounting Ph.D. Program was awarded a $10,000 grant Wednesday from PwC, an international consulting and tax service.
Gim Seow, the director of the UConn accounting program and an associate professor of accounting at the university, is interested in research areas like accounting standards, securities regulation in international capital markets and the effects of corporate risk management policies on firm value.
Seow could not be reached to discuss his plans for research and how he plans to apply the grant money.
PwC donated $520,000 to 52 universities in the U.S. this year and has contributed more than $59 million to educational institutes since 2007. Seow was awarded the grant by submitting a proposal to the PwC INQuiries program.
The goal of the program, according to a press release issued by PwC, is “to help domestic colleges and universities incorporate important updates and issues facing the accounting profession into their curricula.” Grants also support faculty research in the accounting field.
"We are so proud to be able to support a wide array of universities through these donations," said Paula Loop, US and Global Talent leader for PwC, according to the press release. "PwC understands the critical role education plays in developing the next generation of leaders and we are excited that this funding will help create new opportunities for students within the accounting profession."