This scholarship was instituted by RACS to make a combined PhD/FRACS program an attractive option for surgical Trainees.

Who can apply?

RACS Fellows and Trainees.

Note that this scholarship is not available to SET applicants.


Applicants must be enrolled in or intending to enrol in a PhD.

Please read the Surgeon Scientist Research Scholarship policy (PDF 48.83KB) before applying. It is essential that you also read the Important General Conditions on this website to ensure you are eligible to apply.


$77,000 ($65,000 stipend plus $12,000 departmental maintenance) per annum.


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


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