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.


Please read the F & P Thornell-Shore Memorial Trust for Medical Research Scholarship policy before applying.

It is essential that you also read the Important General Conditions on this website 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 scholarships@surgeons.org by the closing date.


Closing date for RACS 2021 ANZ Scholarship 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:

Matthew Read (PDF 667.52KB), 2013 recipient, July 2014 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
Email: scholarships@surgeons.org