Professor Philip Walker was a vascular surgeon, educated in Sydney (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital), Cape Town (Groote Schurr) and Stanford University. He moved to Brisbane in 1992 and having held various academic positions from that time was appointed Professor of Clinical Surgery and Head, Academic Discipline of Surgery at the University of Queensland, School of Medicine, in 2011.

Professor Walker was a pre-eminent teacher, researcher and clinically active hands-on surgeon who served as an examiner in Vascular Surgery for RACS. He died as a result of illness while still very active in all of his areas of interest. This scholarship is funded by a generous bequest from Professor Walker himself.

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 enrolled or intending to enrol in a postgraduate higher degree with research that is an area related to vascular surgical disease.

Please read the Professor Philip Walker RACS Vascular Surgery Research Scholarship policy (PDF 71.36KB) before applying. It is essential that you also read the Important General Conditions on this website to ensure you are eligible to apply.




One year


Download and email the completed Research Scholarships and Fellowships 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.


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