As you probably are aware, the Financial Accounting Standards Board recently instituted a Research Fellow Program. This program allows for one academic researcher (like myself) to come to the FASB each year for a 12-month position. In my opinion, having an academic researcher in house is an excellent way to both encourage new policy-oriented research and to increase the impact of existing research by facilitating communication between standard setters and academic researchers.

I am pleased to announce that the FASB is continuing to support this excellent and unique program and is currently taking applications for the upcoming 2010-11 academic year. You can see the official job description here. However, I would point out that the job is designed to be relatively open-ended, such that each person would generally have the ability to work with Board members and staff on research projects and activities that would be of most interest to them personally.

If you are interested in learning more about the FASB Research Fellowship, please contact me or Tom Linsmeier.