The establishment of the Eric Bishop Research Scholarship was made possible due to a generous donation from the late Eric Bishop, who was a Queensland pastoralist.

Who can apply?

RACS Fellows and SET Trainees enrolled in or intending to enrol in a higher degree.

SET applicants are eligible to apply for a scholarship in anticipation of their acceptance into the SET Program. Evidence of acceptance into the program must be received by the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Coordinator by November in the year before the award commences in order to be eligible.


The scholarship is intended to support applicants who wish to take time away from clinical positions to undertake a full-time research project.

Please read the full Conditions contained in the Eric Bishop Research Scholarship policy (PDF 50.02KB) before applying.

It is essential that you also read the Important General Conditions to ensure you are eligible to apply.


$66,000 ($60,000 stipend plus $6,000 departmental maintenance); research departments will be expected to provide 25 per cent of the funding.


One year.


Download and email the completed  research scholarship application form (PDF 1.12MB) to by the closing date.

Closing date for applications

Midnight ACST Tuesday 14 April 2020

Applicants will be notified of the outcome in early August 2020.

No late applications will be accepted.

More information

The following articles feature previous recipients of this scholarship, as reproduced from Surgical News:

Steven Due, 2017 recipient, October 2017 edition 
David Liu (JPG 281.16KB), 2015 recipient, June 2017 edition 
Johnny Wong (PDF 217.03KB), 2015/16 recipient, September 2017 edition 
Ajay Iyengar (PDF 296.05KB), 2013 recipient, May 2013 edition


ANZ Scholarship & Grant Coordinator
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 
Office: 51-54 Palmer Place, North Adelaide SA
Postal: 199 Ward Street, North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 8219 0924