The late Professor Richard P Jepson was the foundation Chair for Surgery at the University of Adelaide.

This scholarship has been established in his honour due to a generous donation from his wife, Dr Mary Jepson, in order to assist needy and deserving younger researchers. Professor Jepson was a strong believer that youth needs support and opportunity.

Who can apply?

RACS surgical 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 in or intending to enrol in a higher degree.

Please read the Richard Jepson Research Scholarship policy (PDF 50.79KB) 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 per annum ($60,000 stipend plus $6,000 departmental maintenance); research departments will be expected to provide 25 per cent of the funding ($16,500) per annum.


Up to three years. Continuation each year is dependent upon satisfactory progress.


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.

More information

See this article (PDF 1.52MB) for more information on Professor Richard Jepson.


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