• 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.

  • Policy and guideline

    Before applying, please refer to:

    - Poate Family Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Travel Grant guideline (PDF 108.07KB)
    - Learning and Development grant policy (PDF 496.34KB)

  • Who can apply?

    - Plastic and Reconstructive SET Trainees 

  • Activity

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

    The activity for which funding is being sought must commence after the grant application closing date but prior to the end of the grant year (December 31st). All grant recipients will be required to provide an activity report at the end of the grant year outlining their progress against their proposal timeline.

  • Application requirements

    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

  • Selection and awarding

    Selection is via written application.
    The selection panel is comprised of members of the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Committee

    - payment is made directly to the recipient by 1 March in the grant activity year (following receipt of a valid invoice)

  • To apply
    Application is via the Scholarships and Grants Program online platform, RACS Unlock, hosted by Survey Monkey Apply.

    You may register as an applicant on RACS Unlock at any time, however applications will not display on your dashboard until the Scholarships and Grants Program application opening date. There is no need to re-register if you already have a RACS Unlock registration.

    Please note: emailed applications are not accepted.

    Follow this link to RACS Unlock
  • Contact
    Scholarship and grant team
    Email: scholarships@surgeons.org