This scholarship was established as a result of a bequest to RACS from the late Sir Roy McCaughey, a grazier in the Riverina district of southern New South Wales. The intention was that the monies be applied to fund research scholarships, and that the bequeathed monies be expended in New South Wales.

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 in or intending to enrol in a PhD. The research must be conducted in New South Wales.

Please read the Sir Roy McCaughey Surgical Research Fellowship policy (PDF 49.2KB) 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) per annum; research departments will be expected to provide 25 per cent of the funding 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

Please read this article about Sir Roy McCaughey. 


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