• Who can apply?

    To be eligible for this Fellowship, you need to be a RACS Fellow and your primary practice postcode is in a non-metropolitan area of Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand.

    FRACS applicants may apply for this grant providing they meet the eligibility requirements outlined in Applying to the Scholarships and Grants Program webpages.

  • Value
    $10,000 each (up to three)
  • Activity

    The grant funds travel, accommodation, living expenses, conference and course fees in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • Tenure
    The Fellowship can be taken for a period of between one and eight weeks. 
  • Selection

    Preference may be given to those who:

    - are current members of the Rural Surgery Section
    - have secured structured visits/appointments to established units
    - have not secured alternative financial support.

    The selection panel is comprised of members of the Rural Surgery Section (RSS) Committee.

  • Recipient obligations

    The recipient:

    - is required to spend a major part of each week at the agreed institution and give a guarantee to continue to practice in their local area on completion of the Fellowship.
    - is encouraged to submit an abstract for presentation at the annual conference of the Provincial Surgeons of Australia or an appropriate forum in Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • 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

    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 646.93KB) as stated on this page

  • Contact
    Scholarships and grants department

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