• Mr William Poate

    Mr Poate was a keen early advocate of the development of breast reconstruction after mastectomy and was the first to establish a full-time plastic surgery service at a non-teaching peripheral public hospital - in Hornsby in 1966.

    Mr Poate dedicates this grant to the memory of his father, Sir Hugh Raymond Guy Poate (1884-1961) MVO, FRACS. Sir Hugh was a renowned thyroid surgeon and a former President of RACS from1945-1947.

  • Who can apply?

    To be eligible for this grant, you need to be a Plastic and Reconstructive SET Trainee.

    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
  • Activity

    This grant may be used to fund travel, accommodation, conference and course fees to further plastic and reconstructive training and experience.

    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 (for example a conference is proceeding).

  • Selection

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

  • Applications

    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
    - the expected outcomes of your activity
    - proposed costs
    - 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.

  • To apply

    Applications are now closed for 2022 activity.

    Before applying, please read:

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

  • Contact
    Scholarships and grants department

    Phone: +61 03 9249 1216
    Email: scholarships@surgeons.org