Grants, honours and awards

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Global Research Perspectives Program

Applications are now open for the Global Research Perspectives Program (GRPP), our annual research grant program. Each year the program focuses on different themes and aims to encourage research of interest to our members, industry and the wider global business community. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2021.

Find out about this year’s themes and how to apply

CPA Australia honours

Life Membership

The Board of Directors may confer Life Membership upon a member of CPA Australia under Article 7(f) of the Constitution.

Life Membership recognises achievement and service of the highest degree by a member of CPA Australia. This is the highest honour the Board of Directors can bestow upon a member.

Honorary Membership

The Board of Directors may confer Honorary Membership upon a person under Article 7(e) of the Constitution.

Honorary Membership recognises achievement or service of a non-member through admission to membership of CPA Australia on the Honorary Membership List with the status of FCPA. The purpose of Honorary Membership is to admit prominent people to CPA Australia and to recognise their  achievements or  contribution to CPA Australia.

CPA Australia awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is CPA Australia's most prestigious award. The Board of Directors  grant this award to recognise people who have made a very significant or distinguished service of a high degree to CPA Australia or the accounting profession over an extended period.

The Lifetime Achievement Award can only be granted once to a member. The Board of Directors will grant no more than three Lifetime Achievement Awards each year.

This award is equivalent to the Meritorious Service Award previously granted by the Board. Past recipients of the Meritorious Service Award are entitled to use the title 'Lifetime Achievement Award' when referencing their award.

Board of Directors Award for Outstanding Service

CPA Australia Board of Directors Award for Outstanding Service recognises outstanding service and contribution over and above what might reasonably be expected through a voluntary contribution. People who have provided  significant service to CPA Australia or the accounting profession in a particular field may be recognised by the Board granting this award.

This award is equivalent to the President's Award previously granted by the Board. Past recipients of the President's Award granted by the Board are entitled to use the title 'Board of Directors Award for Outstanding Service' when referencing their award.

Divisional President's Award for Excellence

The Divisional President's Award for Excellence recognises a contribution over and above what might reasonably be expected through a voluntary contribution. Members and non-members who have provided  significant service to CPA Australia in a particular field may be recognised with this award.

Divisional President’s Awards for Excellence may be awarded by the Presidents of divisions or staffed branches.

There are four categories of Divisional President's Awards for Excellence:

  • President's Award for Excellence – Distinguished Service
  • President's Award for Excellence – Leadership
  • President's Award for Excellence – Emerging Leader
  • President's Award for Excellence – Achievement in Academia