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2020 RACGP Foundation Walpole Grieve Award

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

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The RACGP Foundation has established this award in memory of Dr Rex Outhwaite Walpole and Dr PWH Grieve.

Dr Rex Outhwaite Walpole was a general practitioner in Melbourne for over 30 years until appointed as the foundation Medical Director of the Victorian Academy of General Practice (1976-1984). He was chairman of the Medical Education Committee in Victoria and was the first to use public television as a medium for the education of doctors. He was editor of the Australian Family Physician from 1972-1974, chairman of the Accreditation Committees in the Victoria Faculty and Council, chair of the Board of the Victoria Faculty and medical editor of the check Program. One of his major contributions to the training of future doctors was the establishment of the Academy Fellowship Programme.

Dr PWH Grieve was the second Secretary General of the RACGP and made outstanding contributions to his profession. Peter Grieve joined the RACGP in 1963 and became a member of the Faculty Board of NSW, Chairman of the Medical Education Committee, Chairman of the Faculty Board, Chairman of the Organising Committee for ‘Convention 1975’ and the Faculty Representative on Council. He was appointed as Secretary General of the RACGP in 1978.

Award details

The award, to the value of $5,000 (excluding GST), is designed to support travel for research or educational purposes. Travel can be within Australia or overseas, and the award must be used within 12 months of being awarded.

This award is made available by donations from the RACGP and RACGP members.


To be eligible for the Walpole Grieve Award, the principal investigator must be:

  • a general practitioner or general practice registrar; and
  • an early career researcher

Selection criteria

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • training potential for applicants 40%
  • quality of the proposal 20%
  • potential benefits to be gained from travel to the individual, the profession and the RACGP 20%
  • value for money 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