Who can apply?
To be eligible for this grant, you need to be a RACS Fellow, SET Trainee or a non-RACS surgeon or health professional.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they come from a period of long-standing residency within South Australia or have a clear contractual plan to return to the South Australia public hospital system for the two years immediately following the conclusion of the grant.
FRACS applicants, SET 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 webpages.
Value$100,000 (divided among recipients)
Your activity needs to focus on either research and/or a defined training program in robotic surgery in Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand or overseas.
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.
Selection is by written application with shortlisted applicants invited to interview.
The selection panel is comprised of members of the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Committee, the RACS SA Regional Committee and the R P Jepson Professor of Surgery, University of Adelaide.
Your 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
- a statement outlining your robotics experience
- the expected outcomes of your activity
- proposed costs
- evidence of that you come from a period of long-standing residency within South Australia or have a clear contractual plan to return to the South Australia public hospital system for the two years immediately following the conclusion of the grant.
- evidence of registration to practice as a doctor or other health professional in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand (non-RACS members only)
- 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.