• Who can apply?

    Applications are open to SET Trainees and RACS Fellows who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, including being eligible to be a member of the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association (AIDA) and who have demonstrable links to their community

  • Value
    $15,000
  • Activity

    The Grant may fund an activity or a field of study to advance the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. These costs may include but are not limited to education costs, postgraduate studies, course fees, research projects, mentoring programs, travel and accommodation expenses

    Preference will be given to applicants wishing to use the Grant to contribute toward attaining a Master's degree or PhD.

  • Selection

    Selection is via assessment of the written application.

    The selection panel must include the Chair (or nominee) and a second member of the Indigenous Health Committee, the President (or nominee) of AIDA and at least one of any of the following College representatives, as appropriate:

    - Chair (or nominee), ANZSGC
    - Chair (or nominee), Board Surgical Education
    - Training Chair (or nominee), Prevocational and Skills Education Committee
    - Chair (or nominee), Fellowships Services Committee
    - Censor in Chief (or nominee)

  • How to apply

    Applications are to include:

    - a submission of up to 1,000 words describing the applicant's aspirations, relevance to the current stage of training or medical career, a breakdown of the proposed use of the Grant funding, and envisaged benefits to advancing the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
    letter/s of support from AIDA or a community leader

  • Condition 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 82.71KB)as stated on this page

    When you have read the above conditions, click below to start your application: 

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  • Contact
    Scholarships and grants department

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