The AICPA Foundation is devoted to supporting quality accounting education, and a major focus is the support of accounting research. Support is provided for the AICPA Library, which is located at and maintained by the University of Mississippi and provides a valuable service to thousands of AICPA members annually.
Through the Foundation endowment, CPAs pursuing their PhDs in accountancy are also supported. The Foundation's support provides numerous opportunities to conduct valuable research; whether determining how to better connect community colleges with top accounting programs or the most effective way to utilize cross-sabbaticals and internships for faculty and students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Striving to increase the supply of PhD accounting faculty and helping experienced CPA professionals transition from practice to the classroom as faculty members are also key priorities of the AICPA Foundation.