Funding opportunities

Research Paper of the Year

Deadline 28th February 2021

Website for details

he RCGP Research Paper of the Year (RPY) award gives recognition to an individual or group of researchers who have undertaken and published an exceptional piece of research relating to general practice or primary care. 

The call for nominating papers is now open.

The overall winner will be selected from category winning research papers.

Entries must be submitted under one of the following categories:

SAPC Medical Student 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 (or equivalent) 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.

RCGP/SAPC annual 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 on a student-led topic.

Find out more on this page - scroll down and click on "training prizes"

John Fry Award

Deadline for nominations 11th February 2022

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.