This scholarship was established to support Trainees and Fellows, resident in New Zealand, who wish to take time away from clinical positions to undertake a research project.

Who can apply?

RACS Fellows and Trainees.

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 New Zealand citizens currently residing in New Zealand and must be enrolled in or intending to enrol in a higher degree.

Please read the New Zealand Research Scholarship policy (PDF 50.38KB) 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 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 article features a previous recipients of this scholarship, as reproduced from Surgical News:

Deborah Wright (PDF 271.41KB), 2014 recipient, January/February 2015 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