Accounting PhD candidate Anup Srivastava is one of 10 doctoral scholars in the nation this year to be awarded a $25,000 Deloitte Foundation Fellowship. Srivastava was among applicants from 100 universities across the United States who vied for $5,000 in support during a final year of course work and another $20,000 funding for dissertation work.

The Deloitte Fellowship program, part of the non-profit arm of accounting services firm Deloitte & Touche, has provided financial support to outstanding students in doctoral accounting since 1956. Past Fellows include Mays accounting professors Anwer Ahmed, Mary Lea McAnally and Linda Myers.

Srivastava’s dissertation examines the role of executive stock-based compensation on financial reports of public companies. His research on the relationship between CEO stock options and accounting misstatements, conducted with Mays Accounting Professor Edward Swanson and 2004 PhD graduate Jap Efendi, was featured in Business Week Online, CFO Magazine, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal’s Career Journal.