• Who can apply?

    Applications are open to SET Trainees.

    Applicants are encouraged to be a member of the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons or have applied for resident membership with the intention of gaining Fellowship of the ACS in the future.

    Applicants are also expected to be a member, or to apply for membership, of the ANZ Chapter of the ACS.

    This grant is not available for SET applicants.

  • Value
  • Activity

    The grant funds travel to attend the ACS Annual Clinical Congress in October in the year after the grant is awarded.

  • Selection
    The selection panel is comprised of:

    - the Chair (or their nominee) and a member of the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Committee (ANZSGC)
    - the President and another member of the ANZ Chapter of the ACS
    - a representative of the RACS Trainees’ Association (RACSTA) Executive
  • How to apply

    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 following year.

    The recipient must provide RACS with a report in the requested format on the meeting attended and any institutions visited. A copy of this report will be forwarded to the ANZ Chapter of ACS and to the RACSTA Committee.

  • Reapplication

    As recipients may only receive the John Buckingham Travel Grant once, past recipient are ineligible to reapply.

  • 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 43.81KB)as stated on this page

  • Contact
    Scholarships and grants department

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