• Donate now: Support the Ngarra Grant

    If you would like to join Dr Macintosh and stand with female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander surgeons, please select one of the following options:

    RACS members may donate online  and email foundation@surgeons.org to let us know your donation is for the Ngarra Grant.

    If you are not a RACS Member, please fill in your donation details on the Ngarra Grant donation form (PDF 264.22KB) and email it to foundation@surgeons.org

    If you wish to donate over the phone, please call the Foundation for Surgery team ph: +61 3 9276 7446.

  • Who can apply?

    All applicants must identify as being female and be eligible to be a member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association (AIDA).

    The Indigenous Health Committee will determine priorities for eligibility prior to applications opening - these may include final year medical students, junior doctors, SET Trainees and RACS Fellows.

  • Value
  • Activity
    The Grant may be used to fund an educational activity. The costs may include but are not limited to post-graduate studies, course fees, conference presentation and/or attendance, mentoring programs, travel, professional childcare and accommodation expenses.
  • Selection
    Selection is based on the written application submitted via RACS Unlock.

    The selection panel may include the Chair (or nominee) and a second member of the Indigenous Health Committee, the President (or nominee) of AIDA and/or one additional member of a RACS Committee.
  • How to apply

    Applications are to include:

    - your career and employment details
    - your activity proposal including: how your activity will benefit your professional development; and contribute to improving Australian surgical standards and knowledge base
    - statements addressing your aspirations, benefits to your current stage of training or medical career, and current and future commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
    - proposed costs
    - evidence of eligibility for membership to AIDA
    - 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. It is preferred that one of your referees is an AIDA representative or a community leader. 

    Depending on eligibility in a given round, the following evidence may be required:

    - Junior doctors only - evidence of registration as a medical doctor in Australia 
    - Final year medical students only - evidence of medical school enrolment 

  • 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
    - p
    lease refer to the guidelines (PDF 857.33KB)for specific details. 

  • Contact
    Scholarships and grants department

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