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 email@example.com.
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
As a condition of most RACGP Foundation grants and awards, grantholders are required to submit milestone reports over the course of their research project or activities. The due dates for these reports are specified in the grant agreement. All milestone reports and any requests for changes and extensions to a research project are to be submitted via our Grant Milestone Reporting & Request Forms.
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.
Our team is available should you have any questions or feedback.
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