Who can apply?

RACS Fellows and SET Trainees can apply. 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.


Applicants must be enrolled in or intending to enrol in a higher degree.

Please read the Foundation for Surgery Research Scholarship policy (PDF 51.26KB) 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 value of this scholarship.


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 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:

Ruth Mitchell (PDF 1.5MB), 2015 recipient, August 2017 edition 
David Liu (JPG 281KB), 2013 recipient, June 2017 edition 
Anthony Glover (PDF 1MB), 2015 recipient, April 2017 edition 
Rana Dhillon, (PDF 273KB) 2014 recipient, Nov/Dec 2016 
Anannya Chakrabarti (JPG 279KB), 2013 recipient, September 2016 
Simon Tsao (PDF 206KB), 2014 recipient, July 2015 edition 
Alexander Cameron (PDF 3MB), 2013 recipient, Jan/Feb 2012 edition 
Iwan Bennett (PDF 535KB), 2013 recipient, April 2014 edition
Penelope De Lacavalerie (PDF 293KB), 2013 recipient, March 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
Email: scholarships@surgeons.org