• Who can apply?

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to be a RACS Fellow, Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) or a SET Trainee*

    *SET applicants are ineligible

  • Value
    $125,000 total made up of $112,500 stipend and $12,500 departmental maintenance (of which $25,000 is co-funded from recipient's research department made up of $22,500 stipend and $2,500 departmental maintenance.)
  • Activity
    Your activity needs to focus on a cancer research project undertaken at an approved research institute in Australia under the supervision of an experienced investigator.
  • Application
    Your application is to include:

    - your career and employment details
    - your research proposal including: your project aim and research questions; research objectives; scientific literature references; research design; participants; data analysis; limitations and assumptions.
    - a list of your five most important publications, along with an upload of the cover page of each that clearly shows all authors (optional)
    - a list of your five most important conference presentations (optional)
    - proposed budget

  • Selection

    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.

    A shortlist of two applicants is provided to the Board of Tour de Cure to select the recipient.

  • 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.
  • Payment

    The scholarship is valued at $125,000. A maximum of $100,000 ($90,000 stipend plus $10,000 departmental maintenance) will be funded from the Tour de Cure Cancer Research Scholarship Corpus. Recipients are required to procure $25,000 ($22,500 stipend plus $2,500 departmental maintenance) from their Research Department. This condition will be waived if the scholar receives additional research funding to the value of, or greater than $25,000. Additional funding would need to include a stipend component to offset the research department's responsibility for paying a percentage of the scholar's stipend.

    This scholarship will be paid to the administering institution in one instalment prior to 1 March in the scholarship year.


  • More information

    Visit Tour de Cure along with their Funding Opportunities page.

    Please read this Surgical News article about Tour de Cure (PDF 1.12MB)

    The following Surgical News articles feature previous recipients of this scholarship:

    Anthony Glover (PDF 1.02MB), 2016 recipient, April 2017 edition
    Andrew Gogos (PDF 798.51KB), 2015 recipient, October 2015 edition
    Lipi Shukla (PDF 273.56KB), 2014 recipient, April 2016 edition

  • To apply

    Applications for 2023 activity are closed.

    - general information on the Scholarships and Grants Program 
    - program conditions and recipient obligations 
    - conditions (PDF 1009.86KB) specific to this opportunity as stated on this page.


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