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2025 Education Research Grant program

2025 Education Research Grant program

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We are calling for Expressions of Interest to address one or more of the following 2025 Education Research Grant priority areas:

  1.  Attraction and recruitment into General Practice training
  2.  The integration of general practice vocational education and training with University, hospital, and post Fellowship spaces
  3. Enabling and building positive training experiences in current and evolving training environments
  4. Implementing and evaluating initiatives to support the International Medical Graduate/Migrant Doctor training journey
  5. Exploring the implications and impacts of emerging Artificial Intelligence technologies in General Practice Training
  6. Exploring best practice approaches to how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, ways of knowing, being and doing and a holistic worldview approach to health and healing are embedded across GP training, including content and pedagogical methods, to improve cultural safety
  7. Recruitment, selection, support, and retention of high-quality General Practice supervisors
  8. Assessment in General Practice Training, including trainee selection
  9. Understanding the implications for GP training of trainees, supervisors and/or medical educators working part-time.

There are up to eight $150,000 grants available for a 12-month project in 2025.

Please note that a proposal that does not fit within at least one of these broad priority areas may be considered if a compelling case is presented.

The 2025 Education Research Grant (ERG) round will adhere to the following schedule:
Date Item
8 April – 31 May 2024 (8 weeks) Expression of Interest (EOI) period

Applications to be submitted via Smarty Grants (link will open from 8 April)
Mid July EOI submissions advised of outcome
Mid July – Early September 2024 (8 weeks) Application period for successful EOI submissions

(Only successful EOI applicants will be invited to submit a full application)

Applications to be submitted via Smarty Grants
Mid-October 2024 Applicants advised of outcome
Mid-October – early December 2024 Contracts arranged
1 January 2025 ERG cohort commences research funded period

How to apply

RACGP Education Research Grants are awarded through a competitive process, where a panel assesses applications based on their academic rigour, as well as the likely outcomes and impacts on improving training quality, progressing defined Education Research Priorities, and building research capacity in the GP training and education sector.

  1. The proposal must be submitted by an eligible research team, that includes at minimum the following members/expertise:
    • Medical Educator with expertise in GP training
    • Expertise in education research
    • Expertise in academic general practice
    • Novice or early career researchers (e.g., PhD candidates and current or recent Academic Registrars)
    Research teams must have active, collaborative relationships with regional GP training teams, which will facilitate the regional delivery and translation of research projects. Also strongly encouraged:
    • Inclusion of GP registrars, recent Fellows, medical students, GP supervisors and/or training practices.
  2. Each EOI must demonstrate that it meets the ERG program objectives. These are to:
    • Build research capacity and skills in medical educators, GP registrars, GP supervisors, and training practices.
    • Promote a culture of academic critique and the use of evidence in general practice training.
    • Facilitate collaboration between researchers, training practices, and universities.
    • Promote and support the dissemination of Australian general practice education research and implementation of findings to improve general practice training programs.
  3. The applicant must demonstrate that they address one of the 2025 Education Research Priorities.

Prior to submitting an Expression of Interest, applicants must discuss the proposal with the relevant Director(s) of Training and/or the National Clinical Leads - Fellowship Support Program (FSP) and Practice Experience Program (PEP) relevant to the project.

Applicants are encouraged to allow plenty of time to prepare for the application.

The application guide for the 2025 guide is now available.

Download 2025 guide

Preview the application form

Applications open on Monday 8 April and will close on Friday 31 May at 11.59pm AEST.

Please contact the Education Research Unit at gpedresearch@racgp.org.au.

Helpful resources

Have a read through the research projects of current ERG projects and past ERG projects.

Helpful resources

Have a read through the research projects of current ERG projects and past ERG projects.

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Should you have further questions, please contact
Education Research Unit