Paul Mackay Bolton Scholarship for Cancer Research


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Paul Mackay Bolton Scholarship for Cancer Research

** Please note that this award has not been offered for 2018. This will be reviewed for 2019.

This Scholarship was established by Harry Bolton in memory of his late son, Paul. Professor Paul Bolton was a distinguished surgeon, teacher and researcher who died from colorectal cancer in 1978 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 SET Trainees, SET Trainee applicants and Fellows.


Young researchers, who are relatively early in their careers and show promise, will be given preference over more senior established researchers. Preference will also be given to projects which are likely to have clinical relevance within a relatively short period of time. Preference will be given to applicants enrolled in or intending to enrol in a higher degree and to applicants from Queensland and Tasmania.   

Please make sure you go to the Scholarships Policies web page to read the full Conditions contained in the specific policy for this award before applying. It is essential that you read the Important General Conditions (PDF 80KB) to ensure your eligibility.


$66,000 ($60,000 stipend plus $6,000 departmental maintenance); research departments will be expected to provide 25% of the funding.


Up to two years


Download the Research application form (PDF 590KB)

Applications close midnight ACST

More Information

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

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

The following article featured in FaxMentis:

Joseph Kong, 2015 recipient


Scholarship Program Co-ordinator
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
199 Ward Street
North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 8219 0900
Fax: +61 8 8219 0999