2023 applications for the Global Research Perspectives Program are now closed.
Every year, our grant program the Global Research Perspectives Program (GRPP) aims to encourage research of interest and relevance to our membership and wider community. The research should also be of interest to our profession, the global business community, governments, regulators, and international accounting and finance bodies.
Who can apply?
Applications are open to individuals and organisations with the right expertise and experience to successfully carry out the proposed research. It is an essential requirement that one researcher must be a current CPA member and your application must be aligned to one of the chosen research themes.
The research themes for 2023 are:
- Social dimensions and nature, the need for an established form of reporting / interconnected reporting
- Creation of synergies between the IASB, ISSB and other relevant reporting frameworks
- Tax reform and retirement savings
- The role of emerging technologies in shaping the future of accounting
Under normal circumstances, holders of GRPP grants must successfully deliver all agreed deliverables from one grant before applying for another. Applicants may apply for and hold GRPP funding concurrently with another award or grant if all funding and details of the funding contract are disclosed to CPA Australia at the time of GRPP Stage two application.
CPA Australia will consider partnering with researchers on joint funding applications, but this is not done via the GRPP. If you are interested in a research collaboration with CPA Australia, please contact us directly.
To apply for the Global Research Perspectives Program, complete and submit the Stage 1 Expression of Interest application form when applications open annually.
2023 applications are now closed.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
The submission review process
Proposals for GRPP research grants go through a two-stage review process before they are commissioned and funded.
Grant criteria and terms
Make sure you read and understand the grant selection criteria and terms and conditions before you apply.
A Swinburne University of Technology infographic on use of digital technologies (DTs) for sustainability reporting.
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2018: This project explored the extent of audit offshoring, the perceived benefits and why firms are offshoring audit work in Australia.
2017: This report presents findings from the first study that empirically examined the ethical capability needs of accounting professionals in Australia.
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