• Who can apply?

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to be:

    - a RACS Fellow, Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) or SET Trainee

    - enrolled (or intending to enrol) in a higher degree such as a Masters, PhD or the equivalent.

  • Value
    $45,000 stipend + $5,000 departmental maintenance.
  • Activity
    Your activity needs to focus on a medical research project. Research is to be undertaken at an approved research institute under the supervision of an experienced investigator.
  • Application

    Your application is to include:

    - your career and employment details
    - your research proposal including: your project aim and research questions; research objectives; scientific literature references; research design; participants; data analysis; limitations and assumptions.
    - a list of your five most important publications, along with an upload of the cover page of each that clearly shows all authors (optional)
    - a list of your five most important conference presentations (optional)
    - proposed budget
    - names and email addresses for two referees (recommenders) – one of whom is your supervisor – who will then receive an invitation to view parts of your online application and provide a recommendation.

  • Selection

    Selection is assessed via written application with shortlisted applicants invited to interview.

    The selection panel is comprised of representatives of the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Committee.

  • Recipient obligations
    Recipients are required to present their research at the annual meeting of the Surgical Research Society of Australasia (or an agreed equivalent) at least once during, or in the 12 months following, the scholarship period.
  • Payment

    This scholarship is comprised of a stipend and a departmental component and will be paid to the administering institution following receipt of a valid tax invoice as requested by the Scholarships and Grants department.

    Payment will be made in one instalment prior to 1 March in the scholarship year.

  • To apply

    Applications for 2023 activity are closed.

    Before applying, please read:

    - general information on the Scholarships and Grants Program 
    - program conditions and recipient obligations 
    - conditions (PDF 730.38KB) specific to this opportunity as stated on this page.


  • More information

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

    Matthew Read (PDF 667.52KB), 2013 recipient, July 2014 edition

  • Contact
    Scholarships and grants department
    Telephone: +61 8 8219 0924
    Email: scholarships@surgeons.org