• 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

  • 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.
  • 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 and recipients are required to procure $25,000 ($22,500 stipend plus $2,500 departmental maintenance) from their Research Department.

    This scholarship will be paid to the administering institution in one installment 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 2022 activity are now closed.

    Before applying, please read:

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

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