Funding available for research that benefits general practice

20 May 2022

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners supports research and education that benefits general practice, rural general practice, and rural hospital medicine, and is welcoming applications for the second funding round of 2022.

Applications are welcomed from Fellows and non-Fellows of the College. Grants are typically in the range of $5,000 - $20,000 for individual applications, although up to $40,000 can be awarded. 

The College’s Research and Education Committee (REC) provides financial support to those conducting research or education projects, and is looking for applications that reflect the five key areas of the College’s Statement of Strategic intent (Te Rautaki): 

  • Supporting our members 
  • Becoming a contemporary and sustainable organisation 
  • Improving health equity in New Zealand 
  • Education excellence
  • Quality general practices.

Previous successful applications have included research into exploring inequity in access to medications for type 2 diabetes, rural placements of health professionals, capitation fees, and identifying threshold concepts to contribute to enhanced general practice teaching and learning. 

Applications close on Wednesday 22 June 2022, and will be considered by the College’s Research and Education Committee (REC). Applicants will be notified of the outcome on Wednesday 10 August.

More information, which includes guidelines, an application form, and an email address for questions can be found online.