Who can apply?
To be eligible for this grant, you need to be a RACS Fellow or SET Trainee.
Please note this grant is not available for SET applicants. FRACS applicants and Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) may apply for this grant providing they meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the Applying to the Scholarships and Grants Program webpage.
This grant may be used to fund overseas travel, accommodation, living expenses and course or conference fees to expand knowledge and expertise in a field to benefit the Fellow or Trainee, the College and the community.
Please note, due to the impact of COVID-19, preference will be given to activity that can be undertaken in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand. If you wish to travel to another country, you will need to substantiate in the activity proposal section of your application why the activity cannot be undertaken in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand and that your reason to travel has been confirmed (for example a conference is proceeding).
ApplicationsYour 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
- 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.