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January 2012
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Put Your Chapter on the Map — 2012 Donald E. Ricketts Research Award

Global Understanding Begins With Local Perspective

To help internal auditing evolve, it is critical to gain an understanding of the issues facing the profession around the world. To gather information, each year The IIARF sponsors the Donald E. Ricketts Award, a research competition for IIA chapters and institutes to submit a research report covering a critical topic affecting the profession.

Provide Your Perspective

Dr. Donald E. Ricketts served as a member of The IIA and The Research Foundation Board of Research Advisors since 1977 and chaired the Chapter Research and Doctoral Dissertation Committee since its inception. His leadership and support of this research program was instrumental in its ongoing success. In 1996, The Foundation honored his memory by naming the research competition after him.

Dr. Ricketts believed that every chapter had a contribution to make by providing research on topics of relevance to the profession. It is in this spirit that The IIARF invites all interested chapters to contribute to the global internal audit knowledgebase by submitting a proposal for consideration. Each project submitted will be evaluated on:

  • Quality of work.
  • Interest and practical value.
  • Topic originality.
  • Basis for further research.

All submissions must be original work. Previously published works as well as surveys of local chapter or institute administration will not be accepted. Additionally, the research must be started and completed during the current chapter or institute year to be eligible.

Reap the Rewards

Beyond making a meaningful contribution to the profession and attesting to your chapter or institute’s commitment to helping the profession evolve, your chapter will automatically be awarded 20 CAP points for just submitting a project. In addition, the IIARF offers chapters The IIARF Matching Grant Program. The program reviews and selects specific research projects, where the IIARF matches 50 percent of the funds designated for the project (up to a maximum of US $500 per chapter or institute per year). Submission for funding your research topic needs to be submitted the year prior.

The deadline for the Donald E. Ricketts Award is March 1, 2012, so begin drafting your proposal today. Awards will be presented at the 2012 Leadership Academy.

For more information and complete submission details, please visit www.theiia.org/research or e-mail research@theiia.org.