Hugh Johnston ANZ ACS Travelling Fellowship


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Hugh Johnston ANZ ACS Travelling Fellowship 2020

The Hugh Johnston Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Chapter American College of Surgeons (ACS) Travelling Fellowship has been established to encourage international exchange of information concerning surgical science, practice and education. It also aims to establish professional and academic collaborations and friends. The Fellowship is part of a bi-lateral exchange with the ACS and will support an Australian or New Zealand RACS Fellow to attend the ACS Annual Clinical Congress.

Who can apply

Fellows who have gained their RACS Fellowship in the past ten years (2009 or later).

Applicants are expected to have a major interest and accomplishment in basic or clinical sciences related to surgery and would preferably hold an academic appointment in Australia or New Zealand.


The successful scholar must spend a minimum of three weeks in the United States of America. While there, they must:

  • Attend and participate in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Annual Clinical Congress which is being held in Chicago, Il, 4-8 October 2020.
  • Participate in the formal convocation ceremony of that Congress
  • Visit at least two medical centres in North America before or after the Annual Clinical Congress to lecture and to share clinical and scientific expertise with the local surgeons

Recipients are also to attend the RACS Annual Scientific Congress in May 2021, being held that year in Melbourne.

Please read the Hugh Johnston ANZ ACS Travelling Fellowship policy and the Important General Conditions page before applying to ensure eligibility




One year


Download the Travel and Education application form (PDF 1355KB).

Email the completed application to by the closing date.

Closing Date for Applications

Midnight ACST Monday 15 April 2019

Applicants will be notified of outcome in early August 2019

No late applications will be accepted

More information

Details about the ACS can be found at

The following articles feature previous recipients of this scholarship, as reproduced from Surgical News:

Alexander Heriot, 2014 recipient, Jan/Feb 2017 edition (PDF 156KB)
Anita Skandarajah, 2015 recipient May 2016 edition (PDF 220KB)
John Beer, 2012 recipient, June 2013 edition (PDF 1268KB)


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

Telephone: +61 8 8219 0924