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The Mission of the Academic Fund

The Academic Fund mission: "to carry out the educational and charitable purposes for internal audit education of The Institute of Internal Auditors, by collecting and distributing funds to support the awareness and teaching of internal auditing in post-secondary educational institutions worldwide."


Contributions allow Academic Relations to provide professors and students an opportunity to access the resources needed to promote and study internal auditing globally. Support of The IIA’s Academic Relations efforts is made possible through the Academic Fund.

An investment in the Academic Fund is an investment in the future of the profession of internal auditing.


Contributions* to the Academic Fund are accepted from individuals, IIA chapters/Institutes, organizations, and foundations. Your donation is gratefully accepted. To make a pledge, please email the Internal Audit Foundation at or call (407) 937-1218. Contributions and gifts to the Academic Fund may be designated as unrestricted or restricted.

Unrestricted contributions will be used by the Academic Fund Board to promote and enhance The IIA’s Academic Relations efforts. These funds may be used to finance grant applications submitted by IAEP schools or to support the Internal Audit Student Exchange, among other opportunities. The Academic Fund Subcommittee will determine the best use of unrestricted funds as part of its fiduciary responsibilities. Restricted contributions can be made to Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) schools or to support the Internal Audit Student Exchage.

*In the United States, contributions to the Academic Fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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