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

Founded following a bequest from the late Dr W G Norman of Adelaide, the scholarship originally funded advances in surgery on injuries resulting from accident or trauma to young persons and was then broadened to include all trauma-focused research.

Who can apply?

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

  • a RACS Fellow, Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) or SET Trainee
  • enrolled (or intending to enrol) in a higher degree such as a Masters, PhD or the equivalent
  • a resident of South Australia.


Your research activity needs to be undertaken as part of a higher degree at an approved research institute in South Australia under the supervision of an experienced investigator. Preference is given to research with a trauma focus.


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.

More information

The following article features a previous recipient of this scholarship, as reproduced from Surgical News:

David Smolilo (PDF 1.79MB), 2017 recipient, Sep 2018 edition 


ANZ Scholarship & Grant Coordinator
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 
Office: 51-54 Palmer Place, North Adelaide SA
Postal: 199 Ward Street, North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 8219 0924
Email: scholarships@surgeons.org