Who can apply?

Applications are open to RACS Fellows, SIMGs (on the pathway to RACS Fellowship), SET Trainees and law graduates who are undertaking (or intend to undertake) doctoral research on the topic of medico-legal risks and related law.

Non RACS applicants must be sponsored by a RACS Fellow.


Selection is assessed via written application with shortlisted applicants invited to interview. The selection panel is comprised of representatives of the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Committee.

Recipient obligations

Recipients are required to present their research at the annual meeting of the Surgical Research Society of Australasia (or an agreed equivalent) at least once during, or in the 12 months following, the scholarship period.


This scholarship is comprised of a stipend and a departmental component and will be paid to the administering institution following receipt of a valid tax invoice as requested by the Scholarships and Grants department. Payment will be made in one instalment prior to 1 March in the scholarship year.


Scholarship and grant team
Telephone: +61 8 8219 0924
Email: [email protected]