RACGP Foundation Alan Chancellor Award

Submissions closed at 5:00PM 31 August 2018 (AEST).

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Dr Alan Chancellor, who passed away in 1996, donated this award in 1990 for new researchers in the field of general practice. A recipient of the Rose Hunt Award for a lifetime of service to the RACGP, Dr Chancellor was Chairman of the National Research Committee, a founding supervisor of the RACGP Training Program, and a foundation member of the RACGP National Research and Evaluation Ethics Committee. 

The Alan Chancellor Award is presented each year to the GP or GP registrar considered to be the best first time presenter of a research paper at the RACGP Annual Conference.  The prize is $500 (excluding GST) and an engraved medallion and is given in memory of Dr Chancellor.

This Award will be presented at the RACGP Foundation Gala Dinner on Saturday 13 October 2018 on the Gold Coast, and is made available by donations from the RACGP and RACGP members.


To be eligible for the Alan Chancellor Award, an individual must be :

  • a GP or GP registrar;
  • a member of the RACGP;
  • in the early stages of their research career;
  • a first-time presenter of a research paper at the RACGP Annual Conference;
  • a major contributor to the research study being presented.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be judged on their GP18 conference presentations against the following criteria:

  • Quality of research presented
    • Clearly defined research question/aims
    • Relevance of research to general practice
    • Clear explanation of research design and statistical analysis 
    • Clear presentation of results obtained 
  • Quality of presentation
    • Quality of audiovisual aids
    • Structure of presentation, including timing
    • Adequate/convincing summary of findings
    • Delivery, engagement with audience, and response to questions 
  • Judges’ overall impression

Applications for this research grant will close on Friday 31 August 2018. For more information email foundation@racgp.org.au.