Funding opportunities

Research Paper of the Year

The application window to apply for RCGP RPY 2023 will open in September this year.

Established in 1996, these annual awards are given to recognise an individual or group of researchers who have undertaken and published an exceptional piece of research relating to general practice or primary care.

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'. The winner will be awarded one year's free membership to SAPC and a (free) ticket for one day of the next SAPC ASM 

The prize is:

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


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 2024

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.