Chartered Accountants Ireland Educational Trust (CAIET) was established in 1981.

The principal objects of the Trust are to further and develop the science of accountancy in all its branches and to promote educational facilities for the teaching of the science and practice of accountancy, auditing, finance and other related subjects.

The Trustees interpret the science of accounting as including audit & assurance, reporting to stakeholders, management information, taxation policy and procedures, governance, risk management, business and professional ethics, and business regulation. It would not normally include the separate sciences of economics, management theory, and business studies.

The policy of the Trustees is to act as a catalyst for activities in the sphere of accountancy education and research and to provide financial assistance where such activities would not otherwise be feasible.

The Trust is particularly interested in collaborative projects between academics and practitioners.

To apply for funding from the Trust, researchers should first read the funding policy. Researchers can either submit a one-page enquiry form as a precursor to a full application, or can go straight to the application form. If researchers are applying for seed funding for small projects they can use the Seed-Funding Application Form. See How to Apply.

Researchers can submit an application for funding at any time. A decision will be communicated through the Trust Administrator as soon as the Trustees have considered the application. 

Chartered Accountants Ireland Educational Trust


Chartered Accountants Ireland Educational Trust (CAIET) operates in co-operation with Chartered Accountants Ireland and applies the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Privacy Statement of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Still unsure your research qualifies for funding?

Please contact Maria Murphy if you have any enquiries.

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