Education Research Grant Program

The RACGP Awards and Grants Grants Education Research Grant Program

Improving education outcomes through evidence-based research

The Education Research Grant (ERG) program aims to build Regional Training Organisation research capability in medical education and training with a specific focus on education improvement. The overarching objective is to develop evidence-based education initiatives that increase training capacity and improve educational outcomes. The program awards eight grants annually via a competitive process to Regional Training Organisations (RTOs), who partner with academic institutions to undertake and complete a research project.

Education Research Grant 2020 program

The RACGP Education Research Grant 2020 program application round is now open. ERG applications are to be submitted through Smarty Grants. The closing date for applications is 5:00pm AEST, 23 August 2019.

Regional Training Organisations are encouraged to read the application guide before applying for an ERG to ensure that their submission meets the selection criteria.

An application webinar will be held on 30 July 2019. To register for the webinar and submit questions to gain clarification on the application process please email


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Eastern Victoria GP Training

From trainee to GP: the role of feedback in promoting progression to independence.

GP Synergy

Independent practice characteristics of early-career GPs in the two years post-Fellowship, and associations with training experiences.

GP Synergy

A qualitative study of a peer mentorship program for GP registrars: exploring the experiences of registrar mentees and mentors and perceived impact on registrar training and subsequent job satisfaction.

General Practice Training Queensland

Medical Educators – Where do they come from? Exploring the barriers and enablers to becoming a medical educator.

General Practice Training Queensland

Registrar-initiated oversight, support and advice: help-seeking in general practice training.

Murray City Country Coast

Mapping the journey of the GP Registrar – Key learning experience in the first GP placement.

Murray City Country Coast

Supervision of High Risk Early Consultations (SHREC) in GP Training.

Education Research Grant - Special Grant Round


The development of an evidence-based, practical and contextualized Work Based Assessment (WBA) framework for GP training and education.

Education Research Grants 2018-2019 Cohort Guide

GP Synergy

Improving guideline compliance for prescription of benzodiazepines and related drugs in general practice registrars: a pragmatic trial employing a non-equivalent control groups design and post-intervention qualitative evaluation.

GP Synergy

Design, delivery and evaluation of an educational intervention for GP registrars in reviewing older patients’ medication regimens and de-prescribing inappropriate medications.


Feedback exchanges, supervisory relationships and the educational alliance: implications for GP registrar and supervisor training and support.


Measuring the educational alliance with supervisors from the registrar perspective.


Supervising GP Registrars – who does and doesn’t participate and why?

Education Research Grants 2017-2018 Cohort Guide


Global Assessment Tools in (medical) Education (GATE).


Adapting and validating a tool to measure the supervisory relationship of GP supervisors.


A qualitative study of the experience of GP supervisors and GP registrars in the management of older patients with chronic disease.


GP Education Research Team