• Who can apply?

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to be a RACS Fellow, Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) or SET Trainee*

    You may apply for this grant as an individual or the lead researcher in a group. Recipients can only receive this grant once, except under exceptional circumstances at the discretion of RACS.

    *Please note SET applicants are ineligible for this grant.

  • Value
    $88,000
  • Activity

    Your activity needs to focus on innovation and be supported by an administering institution. Activity examples include, but are not limited to:

    - an innovative surgical research project with defined aims and outcomes
    - funding of an innovative clinical project or piece of equipment.

    Expected outcomes will need to be clearly documented.

  • Frequency
    This grant may be offered every two years, subject to funding and the availability of a suitable candidate.
  • Selection

    Preference is given to applicants who are either from South Australia or are able to demonstrate a clear benefit to the people of South Australia. The selection panel is comprised of the chairs (or their nominees) of the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Committee, the Research, Audit and Academic Surgery (RAAS) Board, and SA Regional Committee.

    The top three applications will also be reviewed and scored by a representative from the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, whose scores will be included with those of the selection panel for the final ranking prior to a potential interview.

  • 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 upon 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 2022 activity are now closed.

    Before applying, please read:

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

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