• Policy and guideline

    Recipients are required to:
    - present their research at the annual meeting of the Surgical Research Society of Australasia (or an agreed equivalent) at least once during, or in the 12 months following, the scholarship period.

    Please refer to the:
    - Scholarships and Grants Program Research Scholarship policy (PDF 584.32KB)
    Francis & Phyllis Thornell-Shore Medical Research Scholarship guideline (PDF 120.1KB)

  • Who can apply?

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to be either a:
    - RACS Fellow 
    - Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG)  
    - SET Trainee or
    - SET applicant

    Applicants must be enrolled (or intending to enrol) in a higher degree such as a Masters, PhD or the equivalent.

  • Activity

    Your activity needs to focus on a medical research project. Research is to be undertaken at an approved research institute under the supervision of an experienced investigator.

    Unless otherwise negotiated or stipulated in the respective guideline, the commencement date for scholarships is 1 January in the year following application.

  • Tenure

    1 year

  • Application requirements

    Your application is to include:

    - your career and employment details
    - your research proposal and proposed budget
    - a letter of endorsement of your research from your university/specialty training committee/PhD supervisor in support of your application.

  • Selection and awarding

    - assessment is via written application with shortlisted applicants invited to interview.
    - the selection panel is comprised of representatives of the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Committee.

    - this scholarship is comprised of a stipend and departmental component and will be paid to the administering institution following receipt of a valid tax invoice. Payment will be made in one instalment prior to 1 March in the scholarship year.

  • To apply

    Application is via the Scholarships and Grants Program online platform, RACS Unlock, hosted by Survey Monkey Apply.


    You may register as an applicant on RACS Unlock at any time, however applications will not display on your dashboard until the Scholarships and Grants Program application opening date. There is no need to re-register if you already have a RACS Unlock registration.

    Please note: emailed applications are not accepted.

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  • Contact
    Scholarships and grants department
    Email: [email protected]