• Professor Aziz Hamza

    During his 60 year-long academic career, Professor Hamza was involved in the development of the English Language and Literature Departments in major universities in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

    He chaired the National Committee for English Language and Literature curriculum in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and reformed the higher English Literature studies in the region. Professor Hamza was a valued PhD supervisor and an author of dozens of publications.

  • Who can apply?

    To be eligible for this grant, you need to be a RACS Younger Fellow or SET Trainee. RACS Younger Fellows are defined as obtaining Fellowship within the past ten years.

    FRACS applicants, SET applicants and Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) may apply for this grant providing they meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the Applying to the Scholarships and Grants Program webpages.

  • Value
    $1,500
  • Activity

    The grant funds attendance at RACS professional development activities, meetings, conferences or workshops with the intention of improving the delivery of surgical services in remote and regional Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • Selection

    Preference will be given to applicants who are currently located in, or are originally from, regional Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand.

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

  • How to apply
    Your application is to include:
    - your career and employment details
    - your activity proposal including how your activity will benefit your professional development; and contribute to improving Australian and/or Aotearoa New Zealand surgical standards and knowledge base
    - the expected outcomes of your activity
    - proposed costs
    - name and email addresses for two referees (recommenders) who will then receive an invitation to view parts of your online application and provide a recommendation.
  • Conditions and application

    Before applying, please read all conditions as stated on this webpage.

    - general information on the Scholarships and Grants Program
    program conditions and recipient obligations
    - conditions specific to this grant (PDF 366.8KB) as stated on this page

    Applications for the 2023 program have now closed.

  • Contact

    Scholarships and grants department

    Phone: +61 08 8219 0940 
    Email: scholarships@surgeons.org