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.

The John Fry Award is presented to a Member or Fellow of the College who has promoted the discipline of general practice through research and publishing. The award is intended to encourage people to undertake research as a practising GP early on in their career and within 20 years of qualification as a GP.

The award is a silver medal which is presented at the College’s Spring General Meeting (SGM) the following year.

Nomination process

Nominations can now be initiated by the nominee or nominator:

  • Nominee: Nominees must be a practising College Member or Fellow and be within 20 years of qualification as a GP.  Candidates can be re-nominated a maximum of three times.
  • Nominators for the award should be a Head of Department /or by a senior researcher who knows their work

Nominations will be judged initially by the SAPC Awards Committee (consisting of senior primary care academics representing both clinical and PHoCuS members).

The SAPC Awards Committee will make a recommendation to the RCGP Awards Committee. The final decision will be made by the RCGP.

To be considered for the prize, nominees/nominators must prepare and submit (to office@sapc.ac.uk) by the stated deadline - 31st January

  • A statement from the candidate outlining why they wish to be considered, a copy of their CV (to include a complete list of all publications), and at least on copy of the candidate’s most meritorious publication (weblink if possible)
  • A statement of support from a Senior Academic who knows the nominee’s work outlining how the candidate is promoting the discipline of general practice through research and publishing, and why they believe the candidate should receive the John Fry award.  The supporting statement should describe the nominee’s contribution through each of research, scholarship, leadership and demonstrating an ethos consistent with the College values.

Timescales

The SAPC Awards Committee must send their recommendation to RCGP by the end of March. The RCGP Awards Committee then meets and makes it recommendation to College Council (June). Candidates will be notified after this date of the outcome. The Award will be presented at the SGM in June the following year.

Closing date for submission of applications to SAPC: 31st January

Queries: please contact Gene Feder Chair, SAPC Awards Committee

Deadline: 
Friday, 31 January 2020 - 5:00pm
Eligibility: 

The John Fry Award is presented to a Member or Fellow of the College who has promoted the discipline of general practice through research and publishing. The award is intended to encourage people to undertake research as a practising GP early on in their career and within 20 years of qualification as a GP.