Paul Mackay Bolton Scholarship for Cancer Research


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Paul Mackay Bolton Scholarship for Cancer Research 2020

This Scholarship was established by Harry Bolton in memory of his late son, Professor Paul Bolton. Professor Bolton was a distinguished surgeon, teacher and researcher who died from colorectal cancer aged 39. The scholarship is intended to support applicants who wish to take time away from clinical positions to undertake a full-time research project, under the supervision of an experienced investigator, into the prevention, causes, effects, treatment and/or care of cancer.

Who can apply?

RACS Fellows and Trainees.

SET applicants are eligible to apply in anticipation of their acceptance into the SET Program. They must be accepted into the program prior to the commencement of the scholarship.


The applicant's research topic must focus on the prevention, causes, effects, treatment and/or care of cancer.

Preference may be given to those currently working in Queensland or Tasmania. Applications from researchers who are relatively early in their careers and show promise may be prioritised. Projects which are likely to have clinical relevance within a relatively short period of time will be looked upon favourably. Applicants enrolled in or intending to enrol in a higher degree are encouraged and may be given preference.

Please read the Paul Mackay Bolton Scholarship policy and the Important General Conditions page before applying to ensure eligibility


$66,000 per annum ($60,000 stipend plus $6,000 departmental maintenance)

Recipients are expected to procure 25% of this funding ($16,500 per annum) from their research department.


Up to two years. Continuation subject to satisfactory peformance.


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, 2017 recipient, March 2017 edition (PDF 150KB)
Adam Frankel, 2010 and 2011 recipient, January 2013 edition (PDF 646KB)

The following article featured in Fax Mentis:

Joseph Kong, 2017 recipient


ANZ Scholarship & Grant Coordinator
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
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