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Research Committee
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
9th May, 2023
Short Term Research Studies - Call for Research Proposal by Research Committee (open around the year)
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The Research proposals are invited from members of ICAI on the pre-decided sub theme and broad areas. The proposals can be submitted round the year.


  • Essential: Applicant must be a Member of ICAI
  • Desirable: Weightage would be given to applicant having experience of atleast 5 years in the Research subject domain and a PhD holder.


Step-1 Applications can be submitted at
Step-2 Submission of Research Proposal and detailed Work Profile

Suggested Format of Proposal Proposal may include the following brief parameters-

  • Title of the Research proposal
  • Introduction
  • Objective
  • Literature Review
  • Research questions
  • Statement of Problem
  • Research Gap
  • Research hypothesis
  • Research Methodology
  • Expected Output and its usage for profession or economy
  • References/Bibliography

Documents Required

  • Research Proposal
  • Detailed Work Experience Profile

Step-3 Scrutiny by the Research Committee Secretariat
Step-4 Shortlisting by the Shortlisting Committee
Step-5 Submission of the Final Report

  • 25% of Honorarium i.e., Rs. 25000/- would be released on submission of Final Report. Balance amount i.e., Rs. 75000 would be released subject to the approval of Final report

Step-6 Approval of Final Report


The duration of research project should not exceed 1 (One) month from the date the project proposal is approved by the competent authority unless a longer period is otherwise justified. In case more than one month is expected due to justified reasons, the prior approval from the competent authority should be taken. The longer period in any case should not exceed further one month.


The eligible honorarium including other incidental expenditure per study would be Rs. 1,00,000/-. The honorarium would be paid only after the submission and approval of the research report by the competent authority. 25% of Honorarium i.e., Rs. 25000/- would be released on submission of Final Report. Balance amount i.e., Rs. 75000 would be released subject to the approval of Final report


Any copyright or intellectual property right or patent, etc. – commercial, academic and for further research purpose, arising out of the research work would vest with ICAI. The ICAI would, however, duly acknowledge the researcher in the research publication.


The implementation and progress of the research projects approved under this scheme would be monitored regularly. The applicant may, at any point of time during the project, be requested to provide the details of work done/remaining, the draft of the project/publication, etc. to evaluate the implementation and progress of the project. If it is observed that the project is not being carried out as mentioned in the research proposal or the progress made by the researcher is not satisfactory, it may also be withdrawn.


Research Reports, Survey reports, publications etc. beneficial for the profession or the economy at large.


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  • Social Audit
  • ESG Performance
  • Crypto-currency
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Integrated Reporting
  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Total Quality Management
  • Foreign Trade Policy
  • Human Resource Accounting
  • Tax Fairness and Tax Knowledge
  • Money Laundering
  • E-Governance
  • Digital Transfer Pricing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Sustainable Finance
  • IFRS Based Accounting Standards
  • Tax Evasion
  • Social Impact Analysis
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Broadening of Tax Base
  • Widening streams of the Government Revenue
  • Ease of Doing Business
  • Analysis of Budget 2023 and its impact
  • Auditing Human Resources and people risk
  • Impact of Digital currencies
  • Public Finance
  • Role of Artificial Intelligence in Accounting and Auditing
  • International Taxation
  • Liquidation Accounting
  • Accounting for Digital Transactions
  • Others
Last updated on 7th July, 2023

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