Who can apply?
To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:
- be a RACS Fellow, Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) or SET Trainee
- have experience in obtaining and delivering surgical education programs.
Please note, this scholarship is not available to:
- SET applicants
- past Ian and Ruth Gough Surgical Education Scholarship recipients.
ActivityThis scholarship funds travel and/or professional development, training or a research activity that supports the recipient to become an expert surgical educator.
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
- uploaded documentary evidence of your confirmed visit to a specialist centre or course enrolment that will enhance your ability to become an expert surgical educator
- a statement summarising your experience in obtaining and delivering surgical education programs and the anticipated future contribution you will make to surgical education in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
Selection is assessed via the written application.
The selection panel is comprised of representatives of the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Committee and Professor Gough or his nominee.
Recipient obligationsRecipients are required to present their scholarship activity at the annual meeting of the Surgical Research Society of Australasia or an agreed equivalent, within the 12 months following the scholarship period.
PaymentThis scholarship is paid directly to the recipient 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.