RACGP Foundation grants and awards support practicing and academic GPs and GP registrars to undertake important research in their communities, helping to build an evidence base to inform and improve practice and patient outcomes. A small number of grants and awards are also available to medical students, medical graduates undertaking GP training, practice nurses, and practice owners or managers. 

Thanks to the generous support of our partners, we were pleased to offer over $700,000 in funding in 2023.

How to apply

The annual RACGP Foundation grants and awards round opens in early March, with the majority of grants and awards closing in early May. All applications are completed online through SmartyGrants.

To receive updates on upcoming grants and awards rounds, please email foundation@racgp.org.au.
 

Information for applicants

Prior to commencing an application, applicants should download and read the Information for Applicants in conjunction with the relevant grant application form(s).  Applicants should ensure they have read and understood this document, and the individual requirements of the grant(s) for which they intend to apply.
 

Reporting and ethics

Learn about the reporting requirements for grant recipients here.

Ethics approval is required for any research conducted with or about people, or their data or tissue. For information about research ethics requirements or to apply for an ethics review, click here.
 

Previous grant winners

The RACGP Foundation has proudly supported hundreds of general practice research projects and GP researchers whose work has helped shape Australian healthcare. To see some of the research projects recently supported through our annual grants and awards program, click here.


Contact us

Our team is available should you have any questions or feedback.

Telephone: 03 8699 0497

Email: foundation@racgp.org.au

Medibank Better Health Foundation (MBHF) / RACGP Foundation Digital Health Grant (EOI)

This grant focuses on digital health in general practice.

Applications closed 1 May

TGL/RACGP Foundation Research Grant

This grant focuses on use and/or implementation of guidelines in general practice.

Applications closed 1 May

MAIC/RACGP Foundation Research Grant

This grant encourages general practitioners to undertake research on issues related to the management of RTC injuries which are relevant to GPs, their patients and local communities.

Applications closed 1 May

RACGP Foundation/HCF Research Foundation Research Grant

This grant focuses on research into health services issues of relevance to general practice.

Applications closed 1 May

RACGP Foundation/Diabetes Australia Research Grant

This grant supports research into diabetes management, prevention, and/or clinical care in general practice.

Applications closed 1 May

RACGP Foundation/BOQ Specialist Research Grant

This grant encourages innovation in preventative healthcare in general practice.

Applications closed 1 May

RACGP Foundation/CommBank Health Practice Owners Education Grant

This grant supports GP practice owners to attend the 2023 RACGP Practice Owners National Conference and Masterclass in May.

Applications closed 1 May

RACGP Foundation/ ANEDGP Innovation Grant

Innovation, research and/or quality improvement projects with the potential for practical implementation into practice, for a GP, GP registrar, practice nurse or practice manager in Adelaide.

Applications closed 1 May

Family Medical Care Education and Research (FMCER) Grant

This grant is to encourage and support GPs in the early stages of their research career to conduct research into an aspect of primary health care.

Applications closed 1 May

Indigenous Health Award

This grant aims to support the provision of high quality health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applications closed 1 May

Chris Silagy Research Scholarship

This grant supports research into an aspect of evidence-based primary health care.

Applications closed 1 May

Walpole Grieve Award

This award supports an early career researcher to travel for research or educational purposes.

Applications closed 1 May

Charles Bridges-Webb Memorial Award

This award is targeted at general practice registrars who recently were, currently are or will be undertaking an academic term in a discipline of general practice or rural health.

Applications closed 1 May

Alan Chancellor Award

This award is presented to the best new researcher in the field of general practice at the annual RACGP conference.

Not accepting applications

Peter Mudge Medal

This medal is awarded to a presenter at the annual RACGP conference whose original research has the most potential to influence daily general practice.

Not accepting applications

Iris and Edward Gawthorn Award

This is awarded to the registrar in general practice who scores the highest score on the Cardiovascular and Respiratory components on the Fellowship Exam. No application is required.

Not accepting applications

Best General Practice Research Article in the AJGP Award

This award is for the best general practice research article in the AJGP (formerly the Australian Family Physician) and is awarded annually. No application is required.

Not accepting applications