The Public Administration Research Trust Fund

IPAA and the University of Canberra seek to advance the study and practice of public administration through their joint management of the Public Administration Research Trust Fund.

The Fund aims to stimulate original research in the field of public administration and applied research relevant to public sector practitioners. Grants are made annually for the conduct of research studies and other projects for future publication.

Research themes

Australia’s public sector responded exceptionally well to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. As government moves to roll out a mass vaccination program to protect its population of nearly 25.7 million Australians, the Fund is especially interested in supporting research that examines public service transformation agendas, capability, collaboration, federal-state relations, governance and integrity, and inclusion and diversity.

Applications for funding in 2021 have now closed.

Details on the next funding round will be released in early 2022.