“Research is four things: brains with which to think, eyes with which to see, machines with which to measure and, fourth, money.”

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi - Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1937

What is Research and Education Trust?

While we rely on the research of others to perform practice in day-to-day work, it is creative work that gives back value for future practitioners and their patients. 

Back in 1990, the College realised this by creating the Research and Education Trust that has since awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of grants towards original research.

Every Fellow of the College funds such research grants by paying a levy in membership fees of $8.00 per person alongside bequests and donations. Full financial breakdowns of these grants are publicly available in the Trust’s annual report.

How grants work

College members have the opportunity to apply for funding towards original research ideas and the travel necessary with professional education.

In exchange for funding, the College asks that all published papers acknowledges the College and is shared with the College who in turn, shares it with its members.

Successful grants

Fiona Doolan-Noble | University of Otago
What the beliefs, attitudes, and understanding of general practitioners and practice nurses regarding obesity are, and how these factors influence their management of obesity within general practice. 

Dr Liza Lack | GP from Te Awamutu
Attended the Australian Education Convention to present a paper on the small learning groups in GPEP2 and a workshop on personal development plans. 

Dr Marion Taylor | Wanganui GP
Attend a course taught by Professor John Ellershaw, Professor of Palliative Medicine, and to visit the Palliative Care units of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals, home of the Liverpool Care Pathway. 

In 2015, grants up to $5,000 were awarded to six members of the College.

Apply for a grant

To apply for grants, please complete the research application form and/or the travel application form and email to rect@rnzcgp.org.nz

Closing dates for the 2016 funding rounds are:

Friday, 22 July 2016
Friday, TBD October 2016