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2020 RACGP Foundation / BOQ Specialist Research Grant

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at 5:00PM 1 June 2020 (AEST).

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BOQ Specialist and the RACGP Foundation have established a research grant to encourage innovation in preventative healthcare in general practice.

BOQ Specialist has been Australia’s leading financial services partner for medical professionals for over 25 years. By offering a distinctive range of personal and business banking products, BOQ Specialist helps its niche clients to achieve their professional and personal ambitions.

Together, BOQ Specialist and the RACGP Foundation are committed to supporting medical professionals and recognise the pivotal role that general practitioners play in promoting good health, providing preventative care and facilitating early detection and intervention.

Award details

One grant of up to $20,000 (excluding GST) is available for a period of one year to provide a GP researcher or GP registrar with an opportunity to conduct research into preventive care in general practice.

This grant is made available by BOQ Specialist and administered by the RACGP Foundation.


To be eligible for the RACGP Foundation / BOQ Specialist 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 for this research grant will close on Monday 1 June 2020. For more information email