Funding opportunities

SAPC Medical Student's Prize

We are offering a prize for Medical students which will enhance their CV - this award is open to Medical students and Foundation Year 1 doctors, and we would like students to submit a short essay (maximum 1000 words) on the topic 'a consultation in primary care that changed my practice'. (link for details) The winner will be awarded one year's free membership to SAPC and a (free) ticket for one day of the next SAPC Annual Scientific Meeting which will be in 2021.  The prize will be presented at the AGM during the conference (date tbc).

The prize is:

SAPC PhD Prize

The SAPC PhD prize is open to health service researchers and clinical academics, within 18 months of their PhD being awarded.

Judging criteria will include impact on primary care and implications for future research. 

The prize is:

  • one year's annual subscription to SAPC
  • attendance for one day at the next SAPC Annual Scientific Meeting in 2021 


Scientific Foundation Board Annual Research Grants

Call for grant applications now open: Apply for research grants of up to £30,000 from the RCGP 

The RCGP Scientific Foundation Board (SFB) supports high quality primary care research studies, and awards grants for research projects where findings will be of direct relevance to the care of patients in the general practice setting.

Any GP, primary healthcare professional, or university-based health services researcher may apply for a SFB Annual Research Grant for scientific research to be undertaken in the UK.

SAPC annual conference bursaries

Bursaries for attendance are available:

SAPC bursaries

SAPC offers £100 bursaries for delegates attending the annual scientific meeting each year.

To apply for an SAPC bursary please email Sue Stewart confirming that you are eligible for the funding - see below for details.

There are up to 10 bursaries available each year.  SAPC reserves the right to limit the applications per department if the bursaries are over subscribed.

RCGP/SAPC elective

Deadline: end of May each year

An annual prize of £500 is awarded for the best proposal by a medical student for an elective based in Primary Care/General Practice which includes a significant academic element. This may be in the form of research, audit or educational innovation.

Find out more on this page

John Fry Award

Deadline for nominations extended to 14th February

Criteria/purpose of the award

The John Fry Award is an award by nomination normally presented each year by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), in consultation with the Society of Academic Primary Care (SAPC).  SAPC recommendations must be sent to RCGP by the end of March.

Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

Closing date each year: 31st January


Professor Yvonne Carter CBE was an outstanding and inspirational leader who had a remarkable impact on academic general practice. To commemorate her contribution to primary care research the Royal College of General Practitioners, through its Scientific Foundation Board, and the Society for Academic Primary Care have jointly instituted the Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding New Researcher. The award of £1000 is made annually.