Funding available for research that ΢ҕl practice

31 January 2023

Category: Media releases


The Royal ΢ҕl supports research and education that ΢ҕl practice, rural general practice, and rural hospital medicine, and is welcoming applications for its first funding round of 2023 which opens today, Wednesday 1 February.

Applications are welcomed from anyone who is undertaking research in this field. 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, 15 March 2023, and will be considered by the College’s Research and Education Committee (REC).

View more information (guidelines, an application form, and contact information for questions).

Key dates

  • 1 February 2023: applications open
  • 15 March 2023: applications close
  • 3 May 2023: applicants notified of the outcome