2023 MAIC / RACGP Foundation Research Grant

Submissions closed at 5:00PM 1 May 2023 (AEST).

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The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) and the RACGP Foundation have established a grant to enable general practitioners to undertake research on issues relating to the management of injuries resulting from road traffic crashes as relevant to general practitioners, their patients and local communities.

MAIC regulates the Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance Scheme in Queensland.  MAIC’s role involves licensing and monitoring private insurers and setting premium limits to ensure the CTP scheme is affordable to motorists and supports those who make a claim through the scheme.  MAIC also has limited oversight of the National Injury Insurance Scheme Queensland (NIISQ), which was established in 2016 to provide treatment, care and support for individuals seriously injured in road traffic crashes on Queensland’s roads.  MAIC has a strong focus on supporting research and education activities that aim to either prevent crashes or improve the long-term health and social outcomes of CTP claimants and NIISQ participants.

Award details

One research grant of up to $50,000 (excluding GST) is available for a period of 12 months to provide a GP or GP registrar with an opportunity to conduct research into the management of injuries resulting from road traffic crashes.

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


To be eligible for the MAIC / RACGP Foundation Research Grant, the principal investigator must be a general practitioner or general practice registrar.

Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed against the criteria:

  • scientific quality of the proposed research project 40%
  • significance and either originality or innovation 20%
  • feasibility of carrying out and completing the research in an 12-month time frame 10%
  • training potential for applicants 20%
  • potential to build capacity in general practice research 10%

 In addition, all research activities undertaken using these funds must be applicable to general practitioners and patients in Queensland. 


Applications for this research grant will close on Monday 1 May 2023. See past successful applications here. For more information email foundation@racgp.org.au.