Tour de Cure is an Australian charity, entirely dedicated to curing and preventing cancer. Through its cycling tours and events across Australia, Tour de Cure raises funds for cancer research, support and prevention projects. Together with the Foundation for Surgery, Tour de Cure has generously offered to fund the prestigious Tour de Cure Cancer Research Scholarship.

Who can apply?

RACS Fellows, Trainees and IMGs

Please note that this scholarship is not open to SET applicants


Please read the Tour de Cure Cancer Research Scholarship policy (PDF 137.09KB) before applying. It is essential that you also read the Important General Conditions on this website to ensure you are eligible to apply.

Note that this scholarship is not available to SET applicants.



The Gross value of this scholarship is $125,000 ($112,500 stipend plus $12,500 department maintenance). The successful applicant will be required to procure $25,000 of this amount from their research department, with RACS funding $100,000.


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

More information

To see more information on Tour de Cure, please go to, including their Funding Opportunities page.

Please read this Surgical News article about Tour de Cure (PDF 1.12MB)

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

Anthony Glover (PDF 1.02MB), 2016 recipient, April 2017 edition
Andrew Gogos (PDF 798.51KB), 2015 recipient, October 2015 edition
Lipi Shukla (PDF 273.56KB), 2014 recipient, April 2016 edition


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