The Hugh Johnston Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Chapter American College of Surgeons (ACS) Travelling Fellowship has been established to encourage international exchange of information concerning surgical science, practice and education.

The Fellowship also aims to establish professional and academic collaborations and friends. The Fellowship is part of a bi-lateral exchange with the ACS. 

Who can apply?

RACS Fellows


Applicants must have gained their RACS Fellowship in the past ten years (2010 or later). Applicants are expected to have a major interest and accomplishment in basic or clinical sciences related to surgery and would preferably hold an academic appointment in Australia or New Zealand.

The successful scholar must spend a minimum of three weeks in the United States of America. While there, they must:

  • Attend and participate in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Annual Clinical Congress which is being held in Chicago, Illinois from 4-8 October 2021.
  • Participate in the formal convocation ceremony of that Congress
  • Visit at least two medical centres in North America before or after the Annual Clinical Congress to lecture and to share clinical and scientific expertise with the local surgeons

Recipients are also to attend the RACS Annual Scientific Congress in May 2021, being held that year in Melbourne.

Please read the Hugh Johnston ANZ ACS Travelling Fellowship policy (PDF 48.85KB) before applying to ensure eligibility. It is essential that you also read the Important General Conditions on this website to ensure you are eligible to apply.




One year.


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

Details about the ACS can be found on the ACS website

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

Anita Skandarajah (PDF 220.73KB), 2015 recipient May 2016 edition
Alexander Heriot (PDF 134.78KB), 2014 recipient, Jan/Feb 2017 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