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Applications for 2015 Research and Travel Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants

Applications for all 2015 Research and Travel Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants are now closed **

**SPECIAL NOTICE**  The College is pleased to announce funding is available to enable the Hugh Johnston ANZ ACS Travelling Fellowship and the Brendan Dooley and Gordon Trinca Trauma Research Scholarship to be re-advertised. The deadline for these applications is midnight CST 13 October 2014. Please go to the linked advertisement for more details.

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 important general information.

Research Scholarships and Fellowships

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.

Travel Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships

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.

Other Opportunities offered by the College

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.

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.

Articles about the Scholarship Experience

The following articles featuring previous scholars are reproduced from Surgical News.

  • Dr Regent Lee (PDF 250Kb)
    Lumley Exchange Research Fellow (April 2011 edition)
  • Dr Johnny Wong (PDF 180Kb)
    Eric Bishop Scholarship in 2009 and 2010 and Sir Roy McCaughey Surgical Research Fellowship in 2011 (January-February 2011 edition)
  • Dr Adele Burgess (PDF 146Kb)
    Murray and Unity Pheils Travel Fellowship in 2009 (November-December 2010 edition)
  • Dr Adam Fowler (PDF 150Kb)
    Foundation for Surgery Research Scholarship in 2009 (September 2010 edition)
  • Mr Eng Hooi Ooi (PDF 102Kb)
    Margorie Hooper Scholarship in 2009 (August 2010 edition)
  • Dr Arul Bala (PDF 565Kb)
    Foundation for Surgery Research Scholarship in 2009 (July 2010 edition)
  • Dr Alasdair Watson (PDF 517Kb)
    Sir Roy McCaughey Surgical Research Scholarship in 2009 (June 2010 edition)
  • Dr Tarik Sammour (PDF 192Kb)
    Surgeon Scientist Scholarship in 2009 (May 2010 edition)
  • Dr Michael Wu (PDF 241Kb)
    The Francis and Phyllis Thornell-Shore Memorial Scholarship (January-February 2010 edition)
  • Professor Peter Choong (PDF 242Kb)
    John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship in 2008 (May 2009 edition)
  • Dr Goswin Meyer-Rochow (PDF 120Kb)
    Surgeon Scientist Scholarship in 2008 (March 2009 edition)
  • Dr Yi Chen (PDF 141Kb)
    Foundation for Surgery Research Scholarship in 2008 (January-February 2009 edition)

 

Opportunities offered by other organisations 

Royal College of Surgeons of England Travel Award

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 or contact MIGA's Marketing Team on (08) 8238 4444 or by email marketing@miga.com.au

Applications open on Monday, 5 May 2014 and close on Friday, 7 November 2014.

American College of Surgeons

International Guest Scholarships (IGS)

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) offers the 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.

Details are available at http://www.facs.org/memberservices/igs.html. This includes one annual award of the Murray Brennan Scholarship which has an emphasis on Surgical Oncology.

Community Surgeons Travel Awards Program (CSTA)

This program offers a stipend of $4,000 which includes attendance and participation at the Clinical Congress and gratis admission to several postgraduate courses. Program requirements, and the online application form for this award, may be accessed from the  ACS community travel web page. Enquires can be made at kearly@facs.org.

International Surgical Education Scholarships

These awards provide educational opportunities for faculty development and enhancement that will result in acquisition of new knowledge and skills in surgical education and training. Details are available at http://www.facs.org/memberservices/issurged.html

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 at http://www.facs.org/memberservices/isnsqip.html

American College of Surgeons Resident Exchange Scholarships

Several scholarships are provided by the American College of Surgeons to surgery residents in North America to travel to annual congresses of the participating national surgical Colleges. The ANZ Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, through RACSTA, provide hospitality during their visit to the RACS Annual Scientific Congress. The Residents and Associates Society of the American College of Surgeons participates in hosting the John Buckingham Scholar at the Annual Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. Details are available at https://www.facs.org/member-services/scholarships/resident/acsresident

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