Research Grants

Applications for 2024 funding have now closed.

Defined Call Research Topics

  1. Property data – This may include data reliability, sources, data applications, technology, data security and/or the implications of flawed data.
  2. Is the profession accurately valuing sustainability? This may include factors which play a role in valuation in accordance with ESG principles.
  3. What policy settings will stimulate new housing supply?
  4. Are Universities delivering the critical skills required by the property industry?


For any enquiries, please contact APREF.

Past Awardees - Research Grants 2022
  • University of NSW (Associate Professor Chyi Lin Lee) Future Workforce for the Property Industry – Are We Ready for the Change?
Past Awardees - Research Grants 2021
  • Deakin University Housing market resilience in Australia: 2000 – 2021
  • RMIT Towards more inclusive equality and diversity for the Australian valuation industry
  • University of New South Wales and University of South Australia Towards understanding the dynamics of the regional property markets of Australia: Spatio-temporal analysis, predictive modelling, and visualising of sales in regional SA and NSW
Past Awardees - Research Grants 2020
  • QUT Big Visual Data Analysis using Artificial Intelligence for Mass Valuation of Residential Properties in Australia
  • QUT and University of Melbourne Valuation @ Risk
  • University of Melbourne Urban densification through private land assembling in inner and middle suburbs for decentralised mixed/single-use build to rent development
  • RMIT Black Swan Events, Quantitative Easing and the Australian Residential Property Market


The Australian Property Research and Education Fund offers tertiary education scholarships to support students in accessing and completing their desired property economic and valuation degrees.


The Peter Barrington Gold Medal Award encourages research and excellence in the study of land economy.