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IPSASB Calls for Papers for 4th Research Forum

Research grants of USD $2,000 available

Jun 28, 2023 | New York, New York | English

In preparation for its 4th Research Forum, which will be co-hosted by Comparative International Governmental Accounting Research Network (CIGAR) at its June 2024 conference, the IPSASB is calling for scholarly contributions from the academic community. This is an opportunity for researchers to have a significant impact on accounting standards used by governments and public sector entities across the globe.

Coordinated through the Academic Advisory Group, which includes independent scholars from all parts of the world, as well as the IPSASB members who have an academic background, the IPSASB is offering a grant of USD $2,000 for selected scholarly papers submitted covering three research areas. Up to six grants are available in total [one of the Research Area 2 grants will be funded by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)]

The research areas of interest are:

Research Area 1: Research on Practical IPSAS Implementation Challenges

  • Natural Resources 
  • Presentation of Financial Statements

Research Area 2: Sustainability Reporting Focused Research

  • Climate Change and Public Sector Reporting Related to Sustainability 
  • Accounting for Biodiversity in the Public Sector

Research Area 3: Research on Adoption and Implementation of Specific IPSAS

  • IPSAS 31, Intangible Assets
  • IPSAS 33, First-Time Adoption of Accrual Basis IPSAS
  • IPSAS 42, Social Benefits

The grant recipients, as well as other scholars, will present the first drafts of their full papers at the 2024 Research Forum (June 2024). As a first step, academics are invited to submit abstracts by September 1, 2023. (Extended until September 17, 2023) For more information, see the IPSASB’s Call for Papers.

Learn more about the Academic Advisory Group and submit.

About the IPSASB 

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board® (IPSASB®) works to strengthen public financial management globally through developing and maintaining accrual-based International Public Sector Accounting Standards® (IPSAS®) and other high-quality financial reporting guidance for use by governments and other public sector entities. It also raises awareness of IPSAS and the benefits of accrual adoption. The Board receives support from the Asian Development Bank, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, the New Zealand External Reporting Board, and the governments of Canada and New Zealand. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IPSASB are facilitated by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). For copyright, trademark, and permissions information, please go to permissions or contact