The travel grant is provided to enable grantees to attend the Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) of the College and for hospital visits in the host city. Grants are open to surgeons from Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Timor Leste, Indonesia, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands in the Western Pacific rim. The travel grant consists of registration for the Annual Scientific Congress and may contribute towards economy travel costs and accommodation.
Applicants are required to submit a paper/abstract to be presented at the ASC, for the application to be considered. Please visit ASC website to submit abstracts.
The best Global Health abstract at the 2020 RACS ASC will be awarded an eoSim laparoscopic simulator valued at $2000.
The objective of the grant is to provide opportunities for surgeons from developing countries in the region to broaden their professional networks and develop their leadership skills through presentation of their research papers as well as attending workshops, talks and meetings with peers from around the world.
The program aims to establish and nurture linkages, and increase interactions between Australian, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific health personnel, to promote regional collaboration at the levels of leadership, health structure, administration, surgical practice and research.
Successful surgeons will be required to supply a report at the conclusion of the Congress on their experience.
- The travel grant is available to practising surgeons from target countries who are not Fellows of the College;
- Surgeons practising in all fields of surgery are eligible - however, favourable consideration will be given to surgeons whose specialty is represented in the Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) surgical program;
- Precedence will be given to surgeons from target countries that have been formally invited to participate in the RACS Global Health Forum;
- Preference will be given to surgeons who will present a paper or poster at the ASC, and who are not likely to be able to fund their own attendance.
Program Coordinator, Scholarships
External Affairs Division
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9249 1137
Fax: +61 3 9249 1236