New OpportunitiesRACGP COVID-19 and general practice research projects
The RACGP Foundation and HCF Research Foundation are coming together to fund research projects relating to COVID-19 and general practice. Expressions of interest are now open for high quality research projects relating to COVID-19 and general practice.
This may include (but is not limited to) research into the use of telehealth and telehealth item numbers and evaluation of COVID-19 clinics.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge to general practitioners in Australia and internationally. GPs are playing a central role on the frontline of care whilst also managing the everyday needs of their patients and adapting to new ways of consulting. The evidence base around COVID-19 is evolving, and it is important to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on general practice.
Projects that are time sensitive, for example that require data collection during the pandemic phase, are preferred. Current research projects that can be adapted or expanded to include COVID-19 are also eligible. To be eligible for this grant, the principal investigator must be a general practitioner.
Applicants are asked to provide a short expression of interest of no more than one page addressing the following:
- Name and contact details of Principal Investigator
- Project title
- Funding amount requested
- Duration of study
- Expected time required to gain ethics approval
- Description of research plan, using the following headings:
- Research question being addressed
- Proposed methodology
- Importance of the research
- Translation and impact
- Details of the research team
- Conditions of grant and selection process
The RACGP Foundation Terms of Grants and Awards 2020 will apply to this grant. These terms are set out on pages 9-11 of the following document: https://foundation.racgp.org.au/Foundation/media/Documents/InfoApplicants.pdf
Please contact Denise Caretti, Flinders’ Trust and Foundations Coordinator, as soon as possible if you intend to apply.
Expressions of interest close on Friday 24 April 2020 at 9.00pm AEST. Please submit your one page EOI in pdf format by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the RACGP website.