• Who can apply?

    Applicants need to be:

    - a RACS Fellow, Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) or SET Trainee*
    - a permanent resident of South Australia

    Applicants may reside temporarily outside South Australia for the purpose of postgraduate study or training but must intend to live and work in the state following the conclusion of their scholarship.

    *SET applicants are ineligible.

  • Value
    $90,000 plus $10,000 accommodation and travel expenses.
  • Activity

    The scholarship supports travel and costs associated with postgraduate study or training, in Australia or overseas.

    The proposed travel program must commence before the end of 2023.

  • 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
    - uploaded evidence that you are intending to return to South Australia after the scholarship

  • Selection

    Preference will be given to applicants wishing to travel overseas to undertake postgraduate studies or learn a new surgical skill that will be of benefit to the surgical community of South Australia.

    Selection is via assessment of the written application. The selection panel is comprised of members of the South Australian Regional Committee.

  • Recipient obligations

    The recipient must present an outline of the outcomes of their scholarship activity at the SA, NT & WA Annual Scientific Meeting in the year following the scholarship activity.

    Note that the tristate ASM is held in WA, NT & SA on a rotational basis, therefore the recipient would need to be available to present in the host state. 

  • Payment
    The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient 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.
  • More information

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

    Sam Boase (PDF 258.75KB), 2016 recipient, May 2017 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 567.74KB) specific to this opportunity as stated on this page.

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