CPA Ireland Call for Research 2019



CPA Ireland is issuing a call for research submissions in the field of accountancy and invites both members of the academic community at doctoral or masters level in addition to accountants actively engaged in practice or industry to submit an application for research funding. Applications from overseas candidates are also welcome.

Funding of up to €2,500 per research project is available. Proposals will be submitted to the CPA Ireland Research Board for consideration. Applicants will be advised within four weeks of the submission deadline on whether funding has been granted or not. 

CPA Ireland has a particular interest in pursuing research in the following topics 

  • Impact of technology change on the accounting profession – e.g. Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Accounting, Big Data/Data Analytics

  • Performance Management in SME’s

  • Impact of increased levels of audit exemption on the quality of financial statements

  • The decline in attractiveness of public practice for newly qualified accountants – reasons

  • The unqualified market and the dangers posed to the general public

  • ​Ethical decision making in an environment of artificial intelligence
Applications not directly linked to these topics will still be considered and are welcomed.

Application Form

To download the Application Form please click here. Please contact Réidín Ní Aonghusa by email for any queries.

Closing Date for Submissions

Applications are due for submission by 5pm on Friday 28 June 2019.

CPA Ireland Research Board

Members of the CPA Ireland Research Board include:

Mr. Geoffrey Meagher (Chairman)
Mr. John Cusack (Council)
Professor Niamh Brennan (UCD Quinn School of Business)
Prof Bernard Pierce (DCU Business School)
Prof Pat Gibbons (UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School)

Past CPA Ireland Research Projects

For information about previous CPA Ireland sponsored research projects please click here.