Global Research Perspectives Program

Content Summary

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 2021 are:

  • impacts of technology and digital transformation on the accountancy profession
  • the role of the accountancy profession in addressing the impacts of climate change and long-term sustainability
  • the future of corporate reporting
  • ethics and integrity in the accountancy profession and business environment
  • hybridisation of accounting employability skills
  • tax reform.

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.

Applications are closed for 2021.

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.

Application form