• Who can apply?

    To be eligible for this grant, you need to be a junior doctor who is:

    - practising in rural or regional Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand
    - registered with RACS JDocs 
    - a member of RACS Rural Surgery Section

  • Value
  • Activity

    The grant funds travel, accommodation or course fees to enable attendance at a surgical skills course in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • Selection

    Preference may be given to applicants who wish to attend a surgical skills course delivered in a rural or regional area.

    The selection panel is comprised of members of the Rural Surgery Section and the Fellowship Services 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
    - a submission describing your aspirations for a career path in rural surgery
    - evidence of rural practice, registration in JDocs and membership of the Rural Surgery Section
    - 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 (PDF 320.18KB) as stated on this page

  • Contact
    Scholarships and grants department

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