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2018 RACS Scholarship Program

Applications for the RACS 2018 Research and Travel Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants program have now closed.

Also see the following for any open scholarships or grants:

Opportunities offered by other RACS Divisions

Opportunities offered by other organisations


Please read the following:

To open and complete PDF-formatted Scholarship Application Forms you must use Adobe Reader version 9.0 or later. Adobe Reader is a free download. Mac users are advised NOT to use Mac Preview to complete the PDF-formatted Scholarship Application Forms. We recommend that you download the latest version of Adobe Reader to complete your form. Should you have any trouble, please contact RACS on 08 8219 0900 and we can send you a Word version.

Other additional scholarships may be offered during the year and advertised on this page and in Surgical News and other relevant publications. The opportunities and conditions can vary from year to year. If you have any questions about a particular opportunity not listed this year, please contact the Scholarship Program Coordinator. For other queries, please download the Frequently asked Questions (PDF 73KB) page.

If you would like to see research outcomes from previous scholarship recipients from other years, please see The Scholarship Experience (PDF 82KB)

Please go to the Scholarships Policies web page to read the full Conditions contained in the Policy of each Scholarship, Fellowship and Grant before applying. It is essential that you read the Important General Conditions (PDF 80KB) to ensure your eligibility. Full details and information on each scholarship can be found on the individual links.

To open and complete PDF-formatted Scholarship Application Forms you must use Adobe Reader version 9.0 or later. Adobe Reader is a free download. Mac users are advised NOT to use Mac Preview to complete the PDF-formatted Scholarship Application Forms. We recommend that you download the latest version of Adobe Reader to complete your form. Should you have any trouble please contact the RAAS Division Reception on 08 8219 0900.

Additional scholarships may be offered during the year and advertised on this page as well as in Surgical News and other relevant publications. The opportunities and conditions can vary from year to year. If you have any questions about a particular opportunity not listed this year, please contact the Scholarship Program Coordinator. For other queries, please download the Frequently asked Questions (PDF 73KB) page.

If you would like to see research outcomes from previous scholarship recipients from other years, please see The Scholarship Experience (PDF 82KB)


 

On this page:

All Awards on offer for 2018 Scholarship Year

Awards not on offer for 2018 Scholarship Year. To be reviewed for 2019.

New Awards for 2018

Awards sorted into groups based on individual criteria:

Opportunities offered by other RACS Divisions

Opportunities offered by other organisations

Contact details


All Awards on offer for 2018 Scholarship Year

 Awards not on offer for 2018 Scholarship Year. To be reviewed for 2019.

  • Eric Bishop Research Scholarship
  • Fellowship in Surgical Education
  • Foundation for Surgery Brendan Dooley Gordon Trinca Research Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery Catherine Marie Enright Kelly Memorial Research Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery Health Technology Assessment Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery Louis Waller Medico-Legal Research Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery New Zealand Research Scholarship
  • F & P Thornell-Shore Memorial Trust for Medical Research Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery Peter King Research Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery Reg Worcester Research Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery Research Fellowship
  • Foundation for Surgery Research Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery Research Scholarship in Surgical Ethics
  • Foundation for Surgery Richard Jepson Research Scholarship
  • James Ramsay Project Grant
  • Lumley Surgical Research Scholarship
  • Morgan-Opie Travelling Fellowship
  • Paul Mackay Bolton Scholarship for Cancer Research
  • R & M Edwards Research Scholarship
  • Research Scholarship in Military Surgery
  • Sir Roy McCaughey Surgical Fellowship
  • Stuart Morson Scholarship in Neurosurgery
  • Surgeon Scientist Research Scholarship
  • W G Norman Research Scholarship

New Awards for 2018

 


 Awards sorted into groups based on criteria:

Research related Awards

Travel and Education related Awards

Awards for RACS Fellows only:

Awards for RACS SET Trainees and SET Applicants only

Research Awards where undertaking a higher degree is not essential

Awards available for RACS and non-RACS Applicants

  • Doctors who are of refugee or asylum seeker background or recent migrants - Anwar and Myrtha Girgis IMG Scholarship
  • Medical Scientists - Foundation for Surgery Brendan Dooley/Gordon Trinca Trauma Research Scholarship (Not on offer for 2018)
  • Junior Doctors - Foundation for Surgery Health Technology Assessment Scholarship (Not on offer for 2018)
  • Law Graduates - Foundation for Surgery Louis Waller Medico-Legal Scholarship (Not on offer for 2018)
    Eligible Lay persons - Foundation for Surgery Research Scholarship in Surgical Ethics (Not on offer for 2018)
    Overseas Graduates - Murray and Unity Pheils Travel Scholarship
  • Registered Neurosurgeons who are not Fellows or SET Trainees - Stuart Morson Scholarship in Neurosurgery (Not on offer for 2018)

Awards with a Trauma Focus

  • MAIC-RACS Trauma Scholarship
  • W G Norman Research Scholarship (Not on offer for 2018)
  • Foundation for Surgery Brendan Dooley/Gordon Trinca Trauma Research Scholarship (Not on offer for 2018)

Awards with a Specialty Focus

Awards with a Cancer Focus

Grants

Opportunities offered by other RACS Divisions

  • Damian McMahon Trauma Research Travel Grant for Trainees  **NEW
    • Dr Damian McMahon FRACS was an integral and influential member of the RACS Trauma Committee, Chair of the Trauma Verification Sub-Committee and a passionate educator of Trainees - especially in the area of trauma. He tragically died in 2012. The Damian McMahon Travel Grant has been established to recognise and honour the commitment and work that Dr McMahon gave to the College as well as rewarding excellence in trauma research.The Damian McMahon Trauma Research Travel Grant for Trainees is based on research into cause, prevention and/or management of trauma. It is awarded to the best trauma research paper presented by a trainee at the RACS Annual Scientific Congress. The aim of the travel grant is to encourage trainees (General or other surgical specialties) to undertake research into trauma. All trainees from the 9 specialty programs presenting trauma abstracts at the ASC Trauma program, will be considered for the Damian McMahon Trauma Research Travel Grant.The winner of the ASC Damian McMahon Travel Grant is invited to present at the ATLS Asia-Pacific Region XVI scientific meeting. The prize money is intended to cover out-of-pocket expenses for the trainee's travel to the region. And there are even more opportunities, the winner of the Asia-Pacific Region XVI competition is invited to present their paper at the American College of Surgeons scientific meeting the following year (expenses paid by the American College of Surgeons). The highly acclaimed American paper competition carries the added prestige of the first-placed paper being eligible for publication in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.For the next competition at the ASC in Sydney in May 2018, abstracts open in October 2017 - and close on 28 January 2018. Further information on the flyer (PDF 152KB) and the Damian McMahon Trauma Travel Grant for Trainees Policy 
  • Queensland Younger Fellows Grant
    • Applications are now open for the RACS Queensland Younger Fellows Grant 2017, and will close Friday 1 December 2017. The Queensland Younger Fellows Grant 2017 was initiated by the Younger Fellows Committee to assist those working or studying in Queensland to travel either interstate or overseas to further post Fellowship work/studies, prior to returning to Queensland to practice.
      The Queensland RACS Younger Fellows Grant has a cash value of A$2,500 (incl. GST). Find out more or email.
  • Medtronic Travelling Fellowship Grant
    • Applications are now open for the RACS Queensland Younger Fellows Grant 2017, and will close Friday 1 December 2017. The Queensland Younger Fellows Grant 2017 was initiated by the Younger Fellows Committee to assist those working or studying in Queensland to travel either interstate or overseas to further post Fellowship work/studies, prior to returning to Queensland to practice. The Queensland RACS Younger Fellows Grant has a cash value of A$2,500 (incl. GST). Find out more or email.
  • Younger Fellows Leadership Exchange
    • Applications for 2018 are now closed. Applications for 2019 will open in May/June 2018.
  • Rural Surgery Fellowship for Provincial Surgeons
    • Applications for the 2018 Round close Monday 19 March 2018.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ASC Award
  • Māori ASC Award
    • The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Indigenous Health Committee, is offering a number of awards for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and Māori final year medical students and doctors with an interest in surgery to attend the College's Annual Scientific Congress (ASC) in May.

  • EMST Senior Instructor Scholarship
    • From the RACS Skills Training Department

  • Instructor - CCrISP®Scholarship
    • The scholarship aims to recognise the contribution, commitment and enthusiasm of an Instructor in the CCrISP® program. The scholarship will support the recipient in pursuing activities of an educational nature that will provide value to both the recipient's professional development and the CCrISP® program.

  • Global Scholarships
    • The RACS Global Health Scholarships Program provides awards, fellowships, grants and scholarships to surgeons to fund training opportunities and facilitate professional contact with medical personnel. The recipients are from Asia and the Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

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Opportunities offered by other organisations

Tour de Cure Logo  Tour de Cure 

Funding opportunities for 2018 are now open and will be available from Monday 10 July to Friday 11 August 2017.
Tour de Cure fund cancer projects that make a clear link with their priority to cure and prevent cancer and they welcome applications from emerging researchers and cancer research institutions across Australia.

For more information please go to the Funding Opportunities page on the Tour de Cure website.

Funding Grants for Women's Leadership Development  **NEW

Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of women. RACS Fellows, Trainees, IMGs are eligible to apply. The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3,000 and $8,000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs. The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLA's blended learning model. Scholarship funding is strictly limited and will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria. Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest  prior to November 15.

Support for Rural Specialists in Australia  **NEW

Fellows who live and work in rural and remote Australia are eligible to apply for grants up to $10,000 (up to $2,000 per day) to support participation in CPD activities. Application are open from 1 November 2017 - 28 February 2018. Assessment panel review will be in March 2018 and the CPD activity completion window: is from 1 April 2018 - 28 February 2019. For more information regarding SRSA Funding Round 2, head to the website or email for more information.

Cynthia Banham Burn Injury Research Fellowship  **NEW

This Fellowship is a joint initiative between The Ian Potter Foundation and Cynthia Banham, to support clinical research by an early-career researcher under the guidance of renowned burns specialist, Dr Fiona Wood. The Fellowship will be open to early career clinical researchers within 10 years of their initial medical qualification planning to develop their career in the area of burn care and with the ability to work in Western Australia. The closing date for the first round is 31 December 2017. Total Fellowship is $40,000 for the term of the project. For more information please go to the Ian Potter website.

Cancer Australia Grants  **NEW

Cancer Australia invites applications for funding under the Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative. The Supporting people with cancer Grant initiative aims to reduce the burden of cancer through the provision of grants to community organisations; and encourage effective partnerships between organisations in order to improve coordination, accessibility and development of quality cancer support networks to better support people affected by cancer. For more information please go to the Cancer Australia website grant page. Email contact is contactofficer@canceraustralia.gov.au. Closing date is 16 November 2017.

Royal College of Surgeons of England Travel Award - H J Windsor Prize

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is offering a travel award for surgeons who wish to carry out research or educational projects.    The H J Windsor Prize, established in 1976 by the late Dr H J Windsor KSG CBE FRCS of Brisbane, Australia, is awarded annually either to an Australian Surgeon to visit the British Isles, or a British Surgeon to visit Australia.

MIGA Doctors in Training (DIT) Grants Program

The MIGA Doctors in Training (DIT) Grants Program provides funding to promote advanced skills training and experience among doctors in training.  The annual Program offers up to four Grants of $5,000 to assist doctors in meeting the expenses associated with pursuing additional training opportunities to enhance their qualifications and/or benefit their future career and local community.  Funds can be used to cover costs incurred through the pursuit of training, which can include travel, accommodation, Program fees and other associated costs.

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

International Guest Scholarships (IGS)

The American College of Surgeons offers International Guest Scholarships to young eligible surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada who have demonstrated strong interests in teaching and research. The scholarships, in the amount of $10,000 each, provide the scholars with an opportunity to visit clinical, teaching, and research activities in the US and Canada and to attend and participate fully in the educational opportunities and activities of the ACS Clinical Congress.

Community Surgeon Travel Awards

The ACS International Relations Committee is pleased to announce travel awards for eligible surgeons from countries other than US or Canada. These awards provide international surgeons with the opportunity to attend and participate fully in the educational activities of the ACS annual Clinical Congress.

International Surgical Education Scholarships

The ACS Division of Education and International Relations Committee are pleased to announce two international scholarships focused on surgical education for surgeons from countries other than US or Canada. These awards provide young faculty members from countries other than the United States and Canada with the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational opportunities for faculty development and enhancement that will result in acquisition of new knowledge and skills in surgical education and training.

International National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Scholarships

These scholarships fund participation for eligible surgeons from countries other than US or Canada in the annual conference (mid-year) of the NSQIP of the ASC.

Avant Trainee Research Scholarships

Are you an Intern, RMO or Registrar who is conducting research? Avant, through its Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program regularly awards scholarships valued at $450,000. To apply and for full terms and conditions, visit avant.org.au/scholarships.

New members immediately eligible to apply, visit: www.avant.org.au

Avant Foundation Grants

Avant believe that by supporting research, training, education and investment to improve the quality, safety and professionalism in the practise of medicine we will make a lasting difference to healthcare delivery in Australia, leading to better patient outcomes in the future.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for the Avant Foundation Grants. For more information visit website

Support for Rural Specialists Grant Program

Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA)  provides individual grants for rural and remote specialists to undertake CPD. Eligible applicants are required to have been living and working in a rural area ( ASGC-RA 2-5) for at least 12 months. For more information on Funding Round 1 including application guidelines and forms, head to the  website or send your query via email.

Aspen Grant

The grant will be available to seven surgeons spread accross Australia, perferably in private practice. The grant value is available for education to the value of AUD$1800. Applications close 15 Dec 2017.

 For more information head to the website or send your query via email.

  

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Foundation For Surgery

For further information on funding for these scholarships and grants, please see the Foundation for Surgery web pages.


 

Contact

Mrs Sue Pleass

ANZ Scholarship and Grant Coordinator
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
199 Ward Street
North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 8219 0900
Fax: +61 8 8219 0999
Email: scholarships@surgeons.org

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