• 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 medical scientist sponsored by a RACS Fellow.

    SET applicants who are not accepted into the SET program may still be considered for this scholarship if they meet the criteria of being a non-RACS medical scientist who is sponsored by a RACS Fellow.

    You may not re-apply if you have previously received this scholarship.

  • Value
  • Activity

    Your activity needs to focus on research into the prevention and treatment of trauma injuries in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

    Research is to be undertaken at an approved research institute under the supervision of an experienced investigator.

  • 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
    - a summary of your experience in obtaining and delivering trauma research projects (max 100 words)
    - a summary of the anticipated future contribution you will make to the prevention and treatment of trauma injuries in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (max 100 words)

  • Selection

    Selection is via assessment of the written application only.

    The selection panel is comprised of representatives of the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Committee and the Trauma 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
    The scholarship consists of a stipend and will be paid to the administering institution upon receipt of a valid tax invoice as requested by the Scholarships and Grants department. Payment will be made prior to 1 March in the scholarship year.
  • More information

    Read about Brendan Dooley, a retired orthopaedic Fellow who contributed greatly to the work of the RACS Road Trauma Committee.

    The following article features previous recipients of this scholarship, as reproduced from Surgical News: 

    Corey Scholes (PDF 480.62KB), 2013 recipient, September 2014 edition

  • 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 649.55KB) specific to this opportunity as stated on this page


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