Queensland Younger Fellows Grant
The Queensland Younger Fellows Grant has
been initiated by the Younger Fellows Committee to assist
those working or studying in Queensland to travel
either interstate or overseas to further post Fellowship
work/studies, prior to returning to Queensland to practice. The
generosity of the RACS Queensland
State Committee (QSC) and Sponsors of the Queensland
Preparation for Practice Workshop enabled the Grant to be
established in 2017.
The Grant aims to provide a means for the QSC to both
support the return of local Younger Fellows into practice and/or to
encourage their acquisition of surgical experiences to benefit
Queensland; and to provide a means for the QSC to encourage Younger
Fellows to support the Queensland State Meeting (QLD ASM) and
College activities more broadly.
The Queensland Younger Fellows Grant is valued at A$2500 (incl.
GST). A further A$500 (incl. GST) is provided to the QSC for
the attendance of the recipient at the QLD ASM to cover
Registration and the official meeting dinner.
The applicant must be a Younger Fellow of the College (within 10
years of gaining Fellowship) at the time of submitting their
The Younger Fellow is presently working or studying in
Queensland and must be planning to travel either
interstate or overseas within the next 12 months to further post
Fellowship work/studies, prior to returning to Queensland to
The Younger Fellow is presently pursuing post
Fellowship work/studies outside of Queensland and is planning on
coming to Queensland to practice within the next 12
Applications opening November 2018 subject to funding.
For those undertaking post Fellowship work/studies interstate or
overseas, this includes:
- proposed itinerary
- details of work and/or study to be undertaken
- envisaged benefits of this activity.
For those returning to practice in Queensland, this would
- details of practice in Queensland, geographical and
public/private surgical services or skills you will provide.
All applicants should also include:
- details of any financial support or funding already secured
(for example, research grants, sponsorship and/or other
- the proposed use of the grant funds.
Please note: Additional funding from external bodies may affect
Guidelines for selection
Selection will be dependent on:
- the applicant's ability to demonstrate the benefits of his/her
further studies/experiences to the surgical community in
- the applicant's ability to provide a clear plan of their
proposed studies, emphasising the benefits to be gained
- inclusion of confirmation letter from the institution,
supervising consultant/unit or overseeing society; and/or a
confirmation of public appointment letter or letter of intent
to practice from private hospital executive.
Consideration will be given to those:
- in their earlier post Fellowship years
- having secured structured appointments to established units
over less structured proposals
- who have not secured alternative financial support
- who are providing a new or expanded service or practicing in an
area of need
- who have previous attendance at QLD Preparation for Practice
Workshop or the QLD ASM
- who have involvement with RACS or the Younger Fellows Committee
Reporting and other requirements
On completion of the fellowship, the recipient is required
- provide a written report on their experience for the QSC and
the YFC within three months of returning to Queensland
- present a brief descriptive paper at the Queensland Annual
State Meeting (ASM) within the year of returning to Queensland to
- prepare a paper (including photographs) suitable for
publication in Surgical News within three
months following their return.
Queensland Regional Office
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Level 2, 59 Shafston Ave, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169
PO Box 7647, East Brisbane QLD 4169 Australia
Telephone: +61 7 3249 2901