Research Awards

General Practice/ Family Medicine is known to be an emerging field for research activities all over the world. Moreover, the characteristics of the discipline, as defined by WONCA Europe, create a demand for multi-methodological research skills.


The Vasco da Gama Movement wants to encourage New and Future General Practitioners/Family Physicians (GP/FM) to develop their research skills to improve health care in primary care. For this reason, the Vasco da Gama Movement presents an annual Junior Research Award with the aim of rewarding advanced projects of GP/FM trainees or junior GP/FM physicians with up to 5 years working experience after graduation. Applicants are asked to describe in detail a research project and the selected finalists - VdGM Research Champions - will have to present it during a designated VdGM/WONCA meeting.


Please visit the Wall of Fame to get to know the past Research Champions.


How to apply for the Research Award?

Applications open once a year. Please follow the instructions provided alongside the annual call for the VdGM Research Awards.

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