Who can apply? SET Trainees
Value (annual) $60,000 stipend + $6,000 departmental maintenance
Tenure Up to 3 years
Interest area Higher degree research – early career

The late Professor Richard P Jepson was the foundation Chair for Surgery at the University of Adelaide and strongly believed that youth needs support and opportunity. His wife, Dr Mary Jepson, established this scholarship in his honour through a generous donation.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to be:

  • a SET applicant or a SET Trainee who has not completed Fellowship requirements.in the year of the scholarship
  • enrolled (or intending to enrol) in a higher degree such as a Masters, PhD or the equivalent


Your research activity needs to be undertaken as part of a higher degree at an approved research institute under the supervision of an experienced investigator.


Selection is assessed via written application with shortlisted applicants invited to interview.

The selection panel is comprised of representatives of the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Committee (ANZSGC).

Selection will be made with the approval of the incumbent R P Jepson Professor of Surgery, University of Adelaide’s School of Medicine.

Recipient obligations

Recipients are required to present their research at the annual meeting of the Surgical Research Society of Australasia (or an agreed equivalent) at least once during, or in the 12 months following, the scholarship period.


This scholarship will be paid to the administering institution following 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

See this article (PDF 1.52MB) for more information on Professor Richard Jepson.


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