• 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 from 1945-1947.

  • 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
    $3,500
  • Activity

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

  • Selection

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

  • How to apply

    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.

  • Conditions and application

    Applications for the 2023 program have now closed. 

    - general information on the Scholarships and Grants Program
    program conditions and recipient obligations
    - conditions specific to this grant as stated on this page (PDF 332.02KB)

  • Contact
    Scholarships and grants department

    Phone: +61 08 8219 0940
    Email: scholarships@surgeons.org