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2020 RACGP Foundation Alan Chancellor Award

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 3:00PM 31 August 2020 (AEST).

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Dr Alan Chancellor, who passed away in 1993, 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 a medallion and is given in memory of Dr Chancellor.


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 GP20 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 award will close on Monday 31 August 2020. For more information email