Professor Philip Walker RACS Vascular Surgery Research Scholarship


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Professor Philip Walker RACS Vascular Surgery Research Scholarship 2019

This Scholarship was established to encourage research in an area related to vascular surgical disease.

Professor Philip Walker was a Vascular Surgeon, educated in Sydney (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital), Capetown (Groote Schurr) and Stanford University. He moved to Brisbane in 1992 and having held various academic positions from that time was appointed Professor of Clinical Surgery and Head, Academic Discipline of Surgery at the University of Queensland, School of Medicine, in 2011. He was a pre-eminent teacher, researcher and clinically active hands-on-surgeon who served as an examiner in Vascular Surgery for RACS. He died as a result of illness whilst still very active in all of his areas of interest. This scholarship is funded by a generous donation from Professor Walker himself.

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.


Applicants must be enrolled in, or intending to enrol in, a postgraduate higher degree with research that is an area related to vascular surgical disease.

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.


$20,000 stipend


One year


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

Please read Professor Philip Walker's Obituary


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