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Research Grant


The AFPM research grant was introduced in 2008 with the objective of promoting primary care research in Malaysia. Many of the existing research grants hosted by large organisations target at experienced researchers with a high expectation of research outcomes. In order to encourage primary care projects by novice researchers, the AFPM has decided to create this research grant to help fund projects conducted by members of AFPM.

The eligible applicants must be an active member of the MPCRG and AFPM.
Two types of grants are offered:

1. AFPM Primary Care Research Grant: the main objective is to encourage impactful project in primary care settings. 

2. ATFM Student Grant: this is open to all ATFM students. The main objective is to facilitate the learning of research process and grant application.

Process of application


The research proposal must be submitted to the review committee through the secretariat office of AFPM


Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia

Malaysian Primary Care Research Group (MPCRG)
Unit 1-5, Level 1 Enterprise 3B Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) 
Jalan Innovasi 1 Lebuhraya Puchong-Sungai Besi
Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone : 603 - 8993 9176 / 603 - 8993 9177 | Fax : 603 - 8993 9187

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  • The applicant must use the standard application form. <AFPM Research Grant Application Form_>

  • An electronic copy of the application must be sent to the secretariat via email together with a hard copy of completed application form.

  • The proposal should contain sufficient information to justify your grant application.

  • Please enclose the following to complete your application:

  1. Participant Information

  2. Consent Form

  3. Questionnaire of data collection form (whichever is relevant)

  • The outcome of the application will be notified to all applicants within 2 months after the application deadlines. 

  • Applicant is responsible to obtain ethics approval. Academy of Family Physicians of Malaysia does not have medical research ethics review board for ethics application. 

  • Letter of approval from ethics committee may not be necessary for grant application. However, the grant will only be released by claim after the ethics approval. 

  • The principal investigator of the research project is responsible to forward the evidence of ethics approval such as letter of approval from the ethics committee.


Process of claim


In order to claim, the principal investigator must submit the following documents:
1. The letter of approval from the ethics committee (first time)
2. The letter of grant approval from AFPM (first time)
3. A complete 
claim form
4. Original receipts of expenditure incurred 


The completed claim form with the original receipts must be signed and scanned. The original hardcopy form and receipts will need to be posted or handed into secretariat office while the scanned softcopies of the documents to Once approved by the committee, reimbursement will be made. 

Submission of interim and final report
Interim report has to be submitted every 6 months from the date of award <Project report form>
Final report has to be submitted within 3 months of project termination <Project report form> 
Any extension of the project schedule has to be applied to the secretariat. <Project report form>

Deadline for AFPM Research Grant Application 


• AFPM Primary Care Research Grant: 30th April every year
• AFPM ATFM Student Grant: 15th March every year



Grant Award





  • Dr Nurainul Hani Shamsuddin: Weight perception among Malaysian patients and its association with their help-seeking behaviour.


  • Dr Cheng Yee Gin    Proportion of undiagnosed Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy and its Determinants Among Patients with T2DM in Gombak District.


  • Dr Mohd Haslam Ahmad Bistamam    Depression Among Gp Trainees In Malaysia



  • Dr Cimmeran Kaur Sindhu A/P Jaggit Singh: Awareness of colorectal cancer among the urban population of Klang valley.


  • Dr Geoffrey Wong Lee Sze: Prevalence of suspected obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults at selected primary care clinics in Johor and Sarawak.


  • Dr Yeoh Kok Ming: Practice variation among doctors in managing pregnant women with urinary leucocyte-esterase positive and/or nitrite positive without symptoms of urinary tract infection.


  • Dr Nurainul Hana Binti Shamsuddin: Missed opportunities for early intervention in children under 5 years old with severe respiratory tract infection: development of a tool to identify contribution factors.


• Dr. Lee Sze Leng

Prevalence and Help-Seeking Behaviour of Males with Premature Ejaculation in the Primary Care Setting.


• Dr. Nurul Adhiyah W Ishak

Prevalence of insulin refusal among Type 2 Diabetes patients in East Coast
of Peninsular Malaysia.


• Dr. Pregalathan

Prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) among asymptomatic patients
with moderate cardiovascular risk (CV): A cross-sectional study.


• Dr. Rosanna Gregory

Does the attire of a primary care physician affect patients’ perception and
level of trust in the doctor?


• Dr. Sri Dewi Priya

Knowledge, perception and attitude toward antibiotic usage in upper
respiratory tract infection among patients attending government health
clinics in Sabah and Sarawak.


• Dr Tim Che An/Melissa

Effect of medication diary on medical adherence and blood pressure readings
in primary care clinics in Penang, a randomized control trial.


• Dr. Usha Hoh/Dr. Anis Rafidah

The level of acceptance of diagnosis and its association with diabetes
control among type 2 diabetes patients.


• Dr. Sigappi Odaiyappan


• Dr. Nasir Loh Abdullah
• Dr. Tan Kean Chye
• Dr. Wong PF
• Dr. Lee Kam Pong