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'.

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
  • a presentation slot and attendance for one day at the next SAPC ASM - 30th June to 2nd July 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.

SAPC/RCGP awards for Outstanding Early Career Researchers (Academic General Practitioner and Primary Care Scientist)

Closing date each year: 31st January

Background

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 jointly instituted the Yvonne Carter Award for Outstanding Early Career Researcher in Primary Care.