• Policy and guideline

    Before applying, please refer to the:
    - Learning and Development grant policy
    - Hugh Johnston ANZ ACS Travel Fellowship guideline (PDF 125.84KB)

  • Who can apply?

    Applications are open to RACS Fellows who have gained their Fellowship within the past ten years.
    It is expected applicants have a major interest and accomplishment in basic or clinical sciences related to surgery.
    Past recipients are ineligible to reapply. 

  • Activity

    The recipient must spend a minimum of three weeks in the USA. While there, they are required to:

    - attend and participate in the ACS Annual Clinical Congress
    - participate in the congress’ formal convocation ceremony
    - visit at least two medical centres in North America before or after the congress to lecture and share clinical and scientific expertise with local surgeons.

    The academic and geographic aspects of the travel itinerary are to be finalised in consultation and agreement with the recipient and the president of the ANZ Chapter of the ACS prior to the commencement of travel. Any changes to the travel program require approval by the president and RACS.

    The activity for which funding is being sought must commence after the grant application closing date but prior to the end of the grant year (December 31st). All grant recipients will be required to provide an activity report at the end of the grant year outlining their progress against their proposal timeline.

  • Application requirements

    Your application is to include:
    - your career and employment details
    - an outline of how your activity will be of benefit to yourself, the ANZ Chapter of the ACS and RACS
    - proposed costs

  • Selection and awarding

    Should two applicants be equal in merit, preference will be given to those:
    - who hold an academic appointment in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand
    - have not received additional funding from external bodies or have who have received the lesser amount of additional funding

    The selection panel is comprised of members of the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Committee.

    - payment is made directly to the recipient by 1 March in the scholarship year (following receipt of a valid invoice)

  • 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
    Scholarship and grant team
    Email: scholarships@surgeons.org