Research Grant

INTRODUCTION


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: mpcrg@afpm.org.my

 

  • 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 mpcrg@afpm.org.my & afdal@afpm.org.my. 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 mpcrg@afpm.org.my:

  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

 

GRANT AWARD

 

2019

 

  • Dr Hani Syahida: The views and experiences of people with limited health literacy ad asthma on managing their condition: a qualitative study

 

  • Prof Dr Lee Ping Yein: The Effects of A Communication Skills Program on Medical Students’ Attitudes Towards Learning Communication Skills

 

  • Prof Dr Ng Chirk Jenn: Developing a Malaysian Model of Primary Care Consultations

 

  • Dr Khairunizah binti Moideen: Prevalence of Depression,Anxiety and Stress among adult smokers attending primary care clinic in Melaka

 

  • Dr Nur Atikah Nureen Bt Rosli: A study to assess prevalence and factors associated with late antenatal bookings in northern states of Malaysia (Perlis, Kedah & Pulau Pinang)

 

  • Dr Siti Hawa Alias: Prevalence and Associated Factors of Lipohypertrophy in Insulin-Treated Diabetic Patients In Malaysian Primary Care

 

2018

  • Dr Khasnur Abd Malek: Effectiveness of a Hybrid Work to Home-based Exercise Programme for Overweight Subjects in Improving Fitness Level: The Change Initiative
     

  • Dr Anjhana a/p Selvarajan: Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus among Healthcare Providers in Klinik Kesihatan Meru

2017

 

  • Dr Nurainul Hani ShamsuddinWeight 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
     

 

2016
 

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

 

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

 

  • Dr Yeoh Kok MingPractice 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 ShamsuddinMissed opportunities for early intervention in children under 5 years old with severe respiratory tract infection: development of a tool to identify contribution factors
     

2015

  • Dr Lee Sze LengPrevalence and Help-Seeking Behaviour of Males with Premature Ejaculation in the Primary Care Setting

 

  • Dr Nurul Adhiyah W IshakPrevalence 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 GregoryDoes the attire of a primary care physician affect patients’ perception and level of trust in the doctor?

 

  • Dr Sri Dewi PriyaKnowledge, 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 RafidahThe level of acceptance of diagnosis and its association with diabetes control among type 2 diabetes patients

 

2014

 

  • Dr. Sigappi Odaiyappan: Effectiveness Of Cardiac Risk Communication On Smoking Cessation In Primary Care: A Pilot Study

 

2013

 

  • Dr. Nasir Loh Abdullah: Physical activity among overweight and obese adults visiting primary care clinics in The Klang Valley

     

  • Dr. Tan Kean Chye: Depression, anxiety and stress amongst Diabetes Patients in Primary Care: a cross sectional study
     

  • Dr. Wong PFCardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Assessment And Control Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus In Primary Care Clinics
     

  • Dr. Lee Kam PongKnowledge, attitude and practice of mammogram screening among women age 40 years old and above in primary care settings in Klang Valley

 
 
 
 
 
 

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