Who can apply? RACS Fellows, SIMGs, SET Trainees
Value $60,000 stipend + $6000 departmental maintenance
Interest area Higher degree medical research

The scholarship was established in recognition of Mr and Mrs Thornell-Shore who left the bulk of their estate in a trust to promote medical research.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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


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