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 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 MPCRG Review Committee via email:


  • The applicant must use the standard application form here: 
    AFPM Research Grant 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 hard copy form and receipts will need to be posted or handed into secretariat office while the scanned soft copies of the documents to & Once approved by the committee, reimbursement will be made.

  1. All claims must be accompanied by proof of ethical approval from your local institutional ethical review board.

  2. Any hardware/software belongs to AFPM at the end of the project. The reimbursement of claim for any purchase of hardware or software will be delayed until the researchers return all the equipment after data collection/analysis completed.

Budget Reallocation Procedure

For any budget reallocation needed by researchers after Grant Approved, principal investigator have to submit documents below to

  1. Letter of reallocate application (detailing the reallocation amount, budget changes - from which part to which part and the justification)

  2. Old and new budget

  3. Approval letter and previous proposal

Submission of interim and final report

  1. Interim report has to be submitted every 6 months from the date of award <Interim Project Report form>

  2. Final report has to be submitted within 3 months of project termination <Final Project Report form> 

  3. Any extension of the project schedule has to be applied to the secretariat. <Extension Project Schedule form>

Deadline for AFPM Research Grant Application 


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






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