• Who can apply?

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

    - a RACS Fellow who is an early-career neurosurgeon OR
    - a Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG), SET Trainee or SET applicant specialising in neurosurgery OR
    - a non-RACS early-career neurosurgeon who is registered to practice in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand. 

    An early career neurosurgeon is defined as within 10 years of neurosurgery qualification.

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

    Due to COVID-19, this grant is not being offered to overseas-based applicants for 2022 activity.

  • Value
  • Activity

    Your activity is to benefit your educational and research abilities and contribute to improving neurosurgery in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand. 

    Please note, due to the impact of COVID-19, preference will be given to activity that can be undertaken in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand. If you wish to travel to another country, you will need to substantiate in the activity proposal section of your application why the activity cannot be undertaken in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand and that your reason to travel has been confirmed.

  • Tenure
    This grant has a tenure of six months, with a minimum program period of three months.
  • Selection

    Preference may be given to applicants who are earlier in their neurosurgery careers.

    The selection panel is comprised of members of the executive committee of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia.

  • Applications

    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
    - non-RACS members: evidence of registration to practice neurosurgery in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand
    - 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.

  • To apply

    Applications are now closed for 2022 activity. 

    Before applying, please read:

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

  • Contact
    Scholarships and grants department

    Phone: +61 03 9249 1216
    Email: scholarships@surgeons.org