• Conditions, policy and guideline

    The recipient is expected to make a brief (5-10 minute) presentation outlining their report and including the impact this opportunity will make on surgery in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. It is expected this is presented at the ANZ Chapter of the ACS meeting at the RACS Annual Scientific Congress in May of the year following the scholarship activity.

    The recipient's report is to include details of the meeting attended and institutions visited, as well as information on sessions attended and benefits gained.

    Please also refer to the:
    - Learning and Development grant policy (PDF 146.03KB)
    - Fellowship guideline (PDF 127.37KB)

  • Who can apply?

    Applications are open to RACS Fellows who have gained their Fellowship within the past ten years.
    It is expected applicants have a major interest and accomplishment in basic or clinical sciences related to surgery.
    Past recipients are ineligible to reapply. 

  • Activity

    The recipient must spend a minimum of three weeks in the USA. While there, they are required to:

    - attend and participate in the ACS Annual Clinical Congress
    - participate in the congress’ formal convocation ceremony
    - visit at least two medical centres in North America before or after the congress to lecture and share clinical and scientific expertise with local surgeons.

    The academic and geographic aspects of the travel itinerary are to be finalised in consultation and agreement with the recipient and the president of the ANZ Chapter of the ACS prior to the commencement of travel. Any changes to the travel program require approval by the president and RACS.

    Applicants must not have commenced their travels prior to the closing date for applications.

  • Application requirements

    Your application is to include:
    - your career and employment details
    - an outline of how your activity will be of benefit to yourself, the ANZ Chapter of the ACS and RACS
    - proposed costs
    - name and correct email addresses for two referees (recommenders) who will then receive an invitation to view parts of your online application and provide a recommendation.

  • Selection and awarding

    Should two applicants be equal in merit, preference will be given to those:
    - who hold an academic appointment in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand
    - have not received additional funding from external bodies or have who have received the lesser amount of additional funding

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

    - payment is made directly to the recipient by 1 March in the scholarship year (following receipt of a valid invoice)

  • To apply
    Application is via the Scholarships and Grants Program online platform, RACS Unlock, hosted by Survey Monkey Apply.

    You may register as an applicant on RACS Unlock at any time, however applications will not display on your dashboard until the Scholarships and Grants Program application opening date in April. There is no need to re-register if you already have a RACS Unlock registration.

    Please note: emailed applications are not accepted.

    Visit RACS Unlock
  • Contact
    Scholarship and grant team
    Phone: +61 08 8219 0940
    Email: scholarships@surgeons.org