John Loewenthal Project Grant


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John Loewenthal Project Grant 2020

The Foundation for Surgery John Loewenthal Research Scholarship was previously established in honour of Sir John Loewenthal who served as President of RACS from 1971-1974 and was intended to promote surgical research.

In 2015 it was decided to change the conditions of the scholarship to broaden its appeal, raise its profile and increase applications. As a result, it was rescoped and relaunched as the John Loewenthal Project Grant.

Who can apply

RACS Fellows and Trainees, either as individuals or as a group  wishing to undertake a surgical or research project with definite aims and outcomes or for funding of an innovative service or piece of equipment.


Applications must be in order to undertake a surgical research project with definite aims and outcomes; or for funding of an innovative service or piece of equipment.

Preference will be given to applicants early in their careers.

Please read the John Loewenthal Project Grant policy and the Important General Conditions page before applying to ensure eligibility


$100,000 per annum


Two years. Continuation subject to satisfactory performance.


Download the Research application form (PDF 959KB).

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

The following articles feature previous recipients of this scholarship, as reproduced from Surgical News:
Joseph Kong, 2016 recipient, March 2016 edition (PDF 149KB).


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

Telephone: +61 8 8219 0924