Funding opportunities

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'. (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 2023.  The prize will be presented at the AGM during the conference.

SAPC Doctoral Prize

The SAPC Doctoral prize is open to health service researchers and clinical academics, within 18 months of their PhD or Doctorate 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 - 18th - 20th July 2023


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 10th February 2023

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.