• Who can apply?

    To be eligible for this grant, you need to be a RACS Younger Fellow who will return to practice in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand following the Fellowship activity.

    RACS Younger Fellows are defined as obtaining Fellowship within the past ten years.

    FRACS applicants may apply for this grant providing they meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the Applying to the Scholarships and Grants Program webpages.

  • Value
    $7,500 each (up to two)
  • Activity

    The grant may fund travel, accommodation and living expenses, supporting the recipient to study and gain clinical experience overseas. 

  • Selection

    Preference will be given to those who:

    - are in their earlier post-Fellowship years
    - have secured appointments to established units
    - have not secured alternative financial support.

    The selection panel is comprised of representatives of the Australia and  Aotearoa New Zealand Scholarship and Grant Committee (ANZSGC) and the Younger Fellows Committee. 

  • Recipient obligations
    Upon completion of the grant, the recipient is required to:

    - return to practice in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand
    - if asked, present a brief presentation at the Annual Scientific Congress (5-10 minute presentation at Younger Fellows Committee face-to-face meeting)
    - be actively involved in the Younger Fellows Committee and/or other RACS activities.
  • How to apply

    Your application is to include:

    - your career and employment details
    - your activity proposal including: how your activity will benefit your professional development; and contribute to improving Australian and/or Aotearoa New Zealand surgical standards and knowledge base
    - the expected outcomes of your activity
    - proposed costs
    - confirmation of appointment and details of any financial support or funding already secured
    - 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.

  • Conditions and application

    Applications for the 2023 program have now closed. 

    - general information on the Scholarships and Grants Program
    program conditions and recipient obligations
    - conditions specific to this grant (PDF 434.5KB) as stated on this page

  • Contact
    Scholarships and grants department

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