• 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 [email protected] 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 and email it to [email protected]

    If you wish to donate over the phone, please call the Foundation for Surgery team ph: +61 3 9249 1110.

  • Policy and guideline

    Please refer to the:
    - Learning and Development grant policy (PDF 496.34KB)
    - Ngarra grant guideline (PDF 90.5KB)

  • Who can apply?

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

    Applications are open to final year medical students, junior doctors, SET Trainees and RACS Fellows.

  • 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.

    The activity for which funding is being sought must commence after the grant application closing date but prior to the end of the grant year (December 31st). All grant recipients will be required to provide an activity report at the end of the grant year outlining their progress against their proposal timeline.

  • Application requirements

    Your application is to include:
    - your career and employment details
    - a statement addressing your aspirations and commitment to pursuing a surgical career, the relevance of the activity to your current stage of training or medical career, and current and future commitment to Māori or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
    - evidence of eligibility for membership to Te ORA or to AIDA
    - evidence of medical school enrolment or registration as a medical doctor in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Selection and awarding

    Selection is based upon:

    - your activity proposal including the expected outcomes and proposed costs of your activity
    - your statements addressing your aspirations and commitment to pursuing a surgical career
    - how the activity will help you towards a surgical career
    - how you have contributed to or are currently contributing to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health or Māori health and how you will contribute in the future.

    The selection panel is comprised of members of the Indigenous Health Committee and may include other committee members and invited representatives.

    - 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. There is no need to re-register if you already have a RACS Unlock registration.

    Please note: emailed applications are not accepted.

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  • Contact
    Scholarship and grant team
    Email: [email protected]