Who can apply? RACS Fellows, SIMGs, SET Trainees and non-RACS members
Value (annual) $60,000 stipend + $6,000 departmental maintenance
Interest area Higher degree research

Who can apply?

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

  • a RACS Fellow, Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG), SET Trainee OR
  • a non RACS member with a special interest in the field who is sponsored by a RACS Fellow 
  • enrolled (or intending to enrol) in a higher degree such as a Masters, PhD or equivalent, with the research topic relevant to ethical issues confronting surgery.


Your research activity needs to focus on ethical issues confronting surgery and be undertaken within 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.

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.


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