Who can apply?

RACS Fellows


Affiliation with a University Academic Department of Surgery or Hospital Department of Surgery within Australia or New Zealand needs to be provided confirming the institution's support for the applicant in the proposed Senior Lecturer position.

The emphasis of the Fellowship is to be focused on research and/or educational activities. Preference will be given to candidates who have attained or are seeking to attain a higher degree (eg PhD or Master's) however this is not essential.

Please read the Senior Lecturer Fellowship policy (PDF 130.72KB) before applying. It is essential that you also read the Important General Conditions on this website to ensure you are eligible to apply.


The Fellowship is valued at $132,000 per annum. RACS will fund $66,000 and the applicant's institution will be expected to co-fund to the same amount each year ($66,000).


Two years, with continuation subject to satisfactory performance.


Download and email the completed application to scholarships@surgeons.org 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

You are encouraged to read the inspiring letter (PDF 497.74KB) from Dr Sarah Aitken, 2015/2016 Foundation for Surgery Senior Lecturer Fellowship recipient, in which she encourages all aspiring clinical academics to consider applying for this Fellowship.

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

Sarah Aitken (JPG 136.81KB), 2015-17 recipient, September 2016 edition
Sebastian King (PDF 191.61KB), 2016-17 recipient, March 2016 edition
Sarah Aitken (PDF 314.09KB), 2015-17 recipient, March 2016 edition SRS Award


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
Email: scholarships@surgeons.org