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The RACGP Foundation

RACGP/IPN Medical Centres Research Grant

IPN Medical Centres and the RACGP have established a research grant to encourage innovation in chronic disease management in general practice. IPN manages over 220 multidisciplinary medical centres throughout Australia which deliver over 10 million patient consultations each year. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia. IPN has a focus on delivering caring medicine, and given that the majority of chronic disease is managed in the general practice setting, supports innovation that will improve patient care.

Award Details

An individual grant of up to $20,000 (excl. GST) is offered for a period of one year to fund projects on innovation in the area of chronic disease management in the general practice setting.


To be eligible for the RACGP/IPN 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 30%
  • scientific quality of the proposed research project 30%
  • significance and either originality or innovation 20%
  • feasibility of carrying out and completing the research in a one-year time frame 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 IPN Medical Centres and administered by the RACGP Foundation. 

For more information email

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