• Who can apply?

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to be:

    - a RACS Fellow or SET Trainee

    - intending to undertake research for one year in the United Kingdom.

    Please note that this scholarship is not available for SET applicants or SIMGs.


  • Value
    $66,000 stipend plus $3,000 travel allowance.
  • Activity

    Your activity needs to focus on a surgical research project undertaken over one year at an approved institution in the United Kingdom.

  • Application

    Your application is to include:

    - details of the proposed research to be undertaken
    - a statement from the head of department or a senior representative of the host institution advising that you are acceptable for the program
    - an outline on commencement and conclusion timing for the proposed research activity
    - an outline of previous research experience and related activities
    - names and email addresses for two referees (recommenders) who will each receive an invitation to view parts of your online application and provide a recommendation.
    - a statement from the head of department or a senior representative of the host institution stating that you are acceptable for the program

  • Selection

    Selection is assessed via written application with shortlisted applicants invited to interview.

    The selection panel is comprised of representatives of the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Committee.

  • Recipient obligations
    If invited by the Lumley Trustees, recipients are to uphold the good fellowship between the two Colleges by presenting their learnings at the London College of Surgeons during their scholarship period.

    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 will be 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.

    The cost of a return economy fare to the United Kingdom may be reimbursed (maximum AUD $3000) . Air ticket receipts/invoices are to be provided as requested at the conclusion of the scholarship period.

  • Contact
    Scholarships and grants department
    Telephone: +61 8 8219 0924
    Email: [email protected]