Paul Mackay Bolton Scholarship for Cancer Research


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Paul Mackay Bolton Scholarship for Cancer Research 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 Fellows and SET Trainees. SET applicants are also eligible to apply for a scholarship in anticipation of their acceptance into the SET Program. They must be accepted into the program prior to the commencement of the scholarship in order to take up the award.


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 632KB). Email the completed application to by the closing date.

Closing Date for Applications

Midnight ACST Thursday 26 April 2018

Applicants will be notified of outcome in early August 2018

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


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