COVID-19 and general practice research projects
The COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge to general practitioners in Australia and internationally. GPs are playing a central role on the frontline of care whilst also managing the everyday needs of their patients and adapting to new ways of consulting. The evidence base around COVID-19 is evolving, and it is important to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on general practice.
In response to this, the RACGP Foundation and HCF Research Foundation are coming together to fund research projects relating to COVID-19 and general practice.
Expressions of Interest Applications now closed
RACGP Foundation grants and awards program
COVID-19 and the impact on 2020 RACGP Foundation grant applications and current grant holders.
In order to support our members currently impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the RACGP is extending application dates for the 2020 Foundation grants.
We know GPs across Australia are under significant pressure as they manage their clinical work, academic load and the health and wellbeing of themselves, their families and their community. We hope the extension of the application period supports GPs to be able to find the time to apply for a Foundation grant.
We are also providing additional flexibility for grants currently in progress.
2020 Foundation grants – closing dates
The following closing dates will now apply:
All grants (except Therapeutic Guidelines Limited (TGL) / RACGP Research Grant)
- Applications close: Monday 1 June 2020, 5.00 pm AEST
Therapeutic Guidelines Limited (TGL) / RACGP Research Grant
- Expressions of Interest close: Monday 4 May 2020, 5.00 pm AEST
- Invitations to submit full application: mid-June 2020
- Full applications close: Monday 20 July 2020, 5.00 pm AEST
As this is an evolving situation, we will monitor these closing dates and provide updates as required. All applicants will be kept informed of timelines for the review process and notification of the outcome.
Support and flexibility for current Foundation grant holders
The additional pressure on practices, practice teams and patients means that recruitment and progression of existing studies will be affected. We expect that work may be delayed, and we are open to discussions about revisiting timelines, delaying or postponing projects where necessary. We will also be flexible with deadlines for reports and other deliverables.
Our team is available should you have any questions or issues to discuss. Please feel free to contact us with any feedback or updates about how COVID-19 is affecting your research or how the RACGP can support researchers at this time.
Telephone: 03 8699 0497