• Who can apply?
    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to be:

    - a RACS Fellow, Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG), SET Trainee OR
    - a non RACS member with a special interest in the field who is sponsored by a RACS Fellow 
    - enrolled (or intending to enrol) in a higher degree such as a Masters, PhD or equivalent, with the research topic relevant to ethical issues confronting surgery.
  • Value
    $60,000 stipend + $6,000 departmental maintenance.
  • Activity

    Your research activity needs to focus on ethical issues confronting surgery and be undertaken within a higher degree at an approved research institute under the supervision of an experienced investigator.

    RACS has an established Environmental Sustainability in Surgical Practice Working Party. Scholarship recipients wishing to conduct research in this area are encouraged to join the working party, and to discuss their research with fellow working party members.

  • Application

    Your application is to include:

    - your career and employment details
    - your research proposal including: your project aim and research questions; research objectives; scientific literature references; research design; participants; data analysis; limitations and assumptions.
    - a list of your five most important publications, along with an upload of the cover page of each that clearly shows all authors (optional)
    - a list of your five most important conference presentations (optional)
    - proposed budget
    - names and email addresses for two referees (recommenders) – one of whom is your supervisor –who will then receive an invitation to view parts of your online application and provide a recommendation.

  • Selection

    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.
  • Payment
    This scholarship 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.
  • To apply

    Applications for 2023 activity are closed.

    Before applying, please read:

    - general information on the Scholarships and Grants Program 
    - program conditions and recipient obligations 
    - conditions (PDF 380.7KB) specific to this opportunity as stated on this page.

  • Contact
    Scholarships and grants department
    Telephone: +61 8 8219 0924
    Email: scholarships@surgeons.org