ANZSGCAustralia and New Zealand Scholarship and Grant Committee
Approved research institute
Departmental maintenanceFunds paid on behalf of RACS by the administering institution to the research scholarship recipient to cover expenses incurred in carrying out the research project, including but not limited to fees, supervision, laboratory and office space, computing, printing, presentation and meeting attendance costs.
The use of the departmental maintenance should be agreed to by the recipient’s supervisor or head of department. It is not intended for use in the same manner as a stipend (eg. salary or personal income).
FellowAn active, admitted Surgeon with up-to-date membership of RACS is eligible to apply to the scholarships and grants program.
FellowshipA scholarship or grant for which only RACS Fellows are eligible.
A RACS Learning and Development grant is awarded to support the exchange of knowledge relating to surgical science, clinical practice or education.
Grant payments are disbursed by RACS directly to the recipient.
Approved grant activity includes (but is not limited to) mentoring programs, travel, conference attendance, professional development, SET fees, specialist training and small research projects.
PDSBProfessional Development Standards Board
Program (in RACS Unlock)
Programs are the categories of scholarships and grants on the online hub - RACS Unlock - based on eligibility.
For example, Fellows may apply to the Fellows program, Younger Fellows (who have attained Fellowship within the past ten years) may apply to the Younger Fellows program.
RACS UnlockRACS Unlock is our new online hub that enables the online administration of the program from application through selection, notification of outcomes, recipient acceptance of a scholarship or grant and recipient reporting.
A RACS Research scholarship is awarded to support the investigation of knowledge through academic study and higher-level learning.
The activity is to be undertaken at an approved research institute.
Scholarship funds are disbursed as a stipend via an administering institution and may include a departmental maintenance portion.
SEMCScholarship Evaluation and Monitoring Committee
Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) who are permanent residents or citizens of Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand, and meet the following criteria, may apply for eligible scholarships and grants:
SET Trainees program
SIMGs enrolled in RACS surgical training program OR who have been assessed by RACS as partially or substantially comparable to being Australian trained, AND have commenced (or been approved to commence) OR have completed clinical assessment with your assessment valid for 12 months from the time of application, OR have been assessed by the Medical Council of Aotearoa New Zealand as eligible for vocational registration in surgery.
Other health professionals program
(Learning and Development round), Special interest program (Research round) - SIMGs who do not meet the above eligibility requirements may be eligible for scholarships or grants within these programs.
TraineeTrainees enrolled in the Surgical Education and Training (SET) program are eligible to apply to the scholarships and grants SET Trainees program.