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Consumer Policy Research Centre - Research Pathways Program

Research Pathways Program

The CPRC Research Pathways Program dedicates $220,000 annually to support and work closely with experts in all sectors undertaking research to improve consumer outcomes within our priority areas.

Stream 1:   Essay Prize  ($20,000). Further details to be released at the end of April.

Stream 2:   Project Grants  (up to $100,000). The 2018/2019 round has now closed.

Stream 3:    Partnerships Funding (up to $100,000). The 2018/2019 round is now open - Expressions of Interest close 31st May 2019. Download a  Partnerships Program Application Form.

Objectives of the CPRC Research Pathways Program:

  • Facilitate collaborative consumer-focused research across government, industry, community and academia, and
  • Foster high-quality research which develops a robust evidence base for policy or practice changes within identified CPRC research priority areas.

  Research Pathways aims for research outcomes, such as:

  • Produce new consumer data and information sets
  • Establish cross-sectoral partnerships to develop solutions to known and defined policy or practice problems
  • Conduct behavioural trials to test the real-world consumer experience or outcomes of a proposed intervention, the results of which can assist policymakers, regulators and businesses determine effective reform, and
  • Produce evidence-based advice to policymakers and regulators on key reform matters.

Please review the  CPRC Funding and Partnerships Policy and the  Research Pathways Program Guidelines.