Funding opportunities

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.

Clinical Excellence Awards

For Senior Academic General Practitioners

The dates for the 2020 round are:

  • On-line applications open Thursday 13th February 2020 (delayed from 6th Feb)
  • If you would like support from SAPC and/or RCGP send application to them by 26th February 2020
  • On-line applications close 5pm Thursday 9th April 2020 (extended from 3rd April)
  • Outcomes announced to applicants December 2020

Website for Clinical Excellence Awards (CEAs)

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 31st January

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.