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2016 Research and Travel Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants

Applications for all 2016 Research and Travel Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants are now open.

Applications close midnight ACST Monday 27 April 2015. No late applications will be accepted.

Please go to the individual Research and Travel web pages to view full details of the 2015 opportunities and to read the Important General Information section.

It is important that you also visit the Scholarship Policies web page to read the full Conditions of each award before apply.


Research Opportunities

Access full details and information about all Research scholarship and fellowship opportunities on the separate Research Opportunities web page or click on individual scholarships as below. Before applying, please read the Important General Information about the Research Opportunities on the Research page to ensure your eligibility.

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Travel Opportunites

Access full details and information about all Travel scholarship and fellowship opportunities on the separate Travel Opportunities web page or click on the individual scholarships listed below. Before applying, please read the Important General Information about the Travel Opportunities on the Travel scholarship page to ensure your eligibility.

 

Other Opportunities offered by the College

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are College scholarships tax exempt?

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website has an interactive decision tool that will assist you to determine if your scholarship is taxable. The College recommends that applicants also seek tax-related advice from their personal financial advisor.

Are scholarships available for overseas surgeons to undertake research in Australia?

Generally, scholarships offered by the College are for permanent residents of Australia and New Zealand.  However there are exceptions.  Please read the information about each opportunity for details on conditions and eligibility.

Are there scholarships for Australian surgeons conducting research overseas?

The majority of scholarships offered by the College are for the purpose of funding Australian and New Zealand-based research.

However, there are several scholarships available that fund training or research conducted overseas by Australian and New Zealand surgeons. Please read the information about each opportunity for details on conditions and eligibility.

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The Scholarship Experience

Previous Scholarship Recipients

The listing of recipients does not include scholars on continuing scholarships from previous years:

Also view the recipients of the John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship  on the Research page.

 

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 Opportunities offered by other organisations 

Royal College of Surgeons of England Travel Award - H J Windsor Prize

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is offering a travel award for surgeons who wish to carry out research or educational projects.    The H J Windsor Prize, established in 1976 by the late Dr H J Windsor KSG CBE FRCS of Brisbane, Australia, is awarded annually either to an Australian Surgeon to visit the British Isles, or a British Surgeon to visit Australia.  Further information and application information can be found at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

MIGA Doctors in Training (DIT) Grants Program

The MIGA Doctors in Training (DIT) Grants Program provides funding to promote advanced skills training and experience  among doctors in training.  The annual Program offers up to four Grants of $5,000 to assist doctors in meeting the expenses  associated with pursuing additional training opportunities beyond the scope of their accredited training program, both in  Australia and abroad.  Funds can be used to cover costs such as travel and accommodation expenses, and program fees. Examples of eligible training opportunities include:  

  • Specialised fellowships
  • Post graduate study
  • Placements with volunteer organisations
  • Research in a specific area of medicine
  • Other advanced training outside of a doctor's accredited College
  • or Society training program.

If you are interested in undertaking advanced training in your chosen specialty, the MIGA DIT Grants Program may be able to  assist you. For further information, including reports from past recipients, the Program brochure and an Application Form,  visit the Program webpage. 

Applications open early May 2015.

American College of Surgeons Opportunities

International Guest Scholarships (IGS)

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) offers International Guest Scholarships to competent young surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada who have demonstrated strong interests and accomplishments in teaching and research. The scholarships provide the Scholars with an opportunity to visit clinical, teaching, and research activities in North America and to attend and participate fully in the educational opportunities and activities of the ACS Clinical Congress.  Applications dueJuly 1.  Details are available on the ACS Website.

Community Surgeon Travel Awards

The ACS International Relations Committee is pleased to announce travel awards for eligible surgeons. These awards provide international surgeons with the opportunity to attend and participate fully in the educational activities of the ACS annual Clinical Congress.
Applications due July 1. Details are available on the ACS Website.

International Surgical Education Scholarships

The ACS Division of Education and International Relations Committee are pleased to announce two international scholarships focused on surgical education. These awards provide young faculty members from countries other than the United States and Canada with the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational opportunities for faculty development and enhancement that will result in acquisition of new knowledge and skills in surgical education and training.  Applications due May 1. Details are available on the ACS Website.

International NSQIP Scholarships

These scholarships fund participation in the annual conference (mid year) of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program of the American College of Surgeons. Details are available on the ACS Website.

Avant Trainee Research Scholarships

Avant Mutual Group Limited are offering $500,000 in research scholarships.  At Avant we understand the pressures you face in the early stages of your career. That's why we've enhanced the Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program by increasing funding to half a million dollars and more than doubling the number of scholarships on offer. So you have more opportunities to pursue research as part of your training.

This year, 20 research scholarships will be awarded in two categories:

Advancement of medicine
• 2 x $50k full-time scholarships
• 4 x $25k part-time scholarships
• 8 x $15k grants-in-aid

Safety, quality and risk management in healthcare
• 2 x $50k full-time scholarships
• 2 x $25k part-time scholarships
• 2 x $15k grants-in-aid

Applications are open to:
• Intern, RMO and Registrars who are Avant members and are
• Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents

Not a member. Not a problem. New members immediately eligible to apply, visit avant.org.au/join

To apply for a scholarship, or to view full terms and conditions, visit avant.org.au/scholarships 


 

 

 

Contact

Scholarship Program Co-ordinator
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
199 Ward Street
North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 8219 0900
Fax: +61 8 8219 0999
Email: scholarships@surgeons.org

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