Mr Gordon Pickard is a strong supporter of robotic surgery in South Australia and wishes to provide training opportunities to South Australian surgeons as well as to non-surgeons to expand expertise in innovative robotic techniques.

Who can apply?

RACS Fellows and Trainees as well as other surgeons and non-surgeons who are undertaking robotic surgical training and/or research.



To be eligible, you are required to reside in South Australia or have a clear contractual commitment to the South Australian public hospital system for two years immediately following the conclusion of the scholarship.

Please read the Pickard Robotic Training Scholarship policy (PDF 166.64KB) before applying. It is essential that you also read the Important General Conditions on this website to ensure you are eligible to apply.


A total of $100,000 will be awarded to approximately three to five applicants.


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.




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