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The RACGP Foundation

RACGP/Diabetes Australia Research Grant

Diabetes is one of the most frequently managed chronic conditions in general practice, and its prevalence has been increasing in recent years.  General practitioners provide most of the medical care to people with diabetes.

Diabetes Australia was established in 1984 as the national peak body for diabetes in Australia providing a single, powerful, collective voice for people living with diabetes, their families and carers. A non-profit organisation, Diabetes Australia works in partnership with diabetes consumer organisations, health professionals, educators and researchers to minimise the impact of diabetes in the Australian community. Diabetes Australia is committed to turning diabetes around through awareness, prevention, detection, management and the search for a cure.  The RACGP is a key contributor to the improvement of Australian health through general practice.  Together, the RACGP and Diabetes Australia have established a grant to support research into diabetes in general practice.

Award details

One grant of up to $60,000 is available for a period of one year to fund research into diabetes management, prevention, and/or clinical care in general practice.


To be eligible for the RACGP/ Diabetes Australia Research Grant, the principal investigator must be a general practitioner or general practice registrar.

Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • training potential for applicants 20%
  • scientific quality of the proposed research project 30%
  • significance to diabetes in general practice and either originality or innovation 20%
  • feasibility of carrying out and completing the research in a one-year time frame 10%
  • value for money 10%
  • potential to build capacity in general practice research 10%

Applications open on Tuesday 7 March 2017 and will close on Monday 8 May 2017 at 5pm AEST. Please click here to apply.

This grant is made available by Diabetes Australia with matched funds provided by the RACGP Foundation. 

2016 Grant application form (Form A) (PDF 706KB)

Information for Applicants (PDF 898KB)

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) ABN 34 000 223 807
100 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, Victoria 3002 Australia
Tel: +61 (3) 8699 0414 Fax: +61 (3) 8699 0400