Senior Lecturer Fellowship


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Senior Lecturer Fellowship 2020

This Fellowship is intended to provide salary support for a surgeon, early in their career, to assist them to establish themselves in an academic surgery pathway.

Who can apply

RACS Fellows


Documentation showing affiliation with a University Academic Department of Surgery or Hospital Department of Surgery within Australia or New Zealand needs to be provided confirming the institution's support for the applicant in the proposed Senior Lecturer position.

The emphasis of the Fellowship is to be clearly focused on research and/or educational activities. Preference will be given to candidates who have attained or are seeking to attain a higher degree, eg PhD or Master's, but this is not essential.

Applicants must be permanent residents or citizens of Australia or New Zealand

Please read the Senior Lecturer Fellowship policy and the Important General Conditions page before applying to ensure eligibility


The Fellowship is valued at $132,000 per annum. RACS will fund $66,000 and the applicant's institution will be expected to co-fund to the same amount ($66,000).


Two years. Continuation is subject to satisfactory performance


Download the Research application form (PDF 959KB).

Email the completed and digitally signed application form 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

You are encouraged to read the inspiring letter from Dr Sarah Aitken, 2015/2016 Foundation for Surgery Senior Lecturer Fellowship recipient, in which she encourages all aspiring clinical academics to consider applying for this Fellowship.

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

Sarah Aitken, 2015-17 recipient, March 2018 edition (PDF 2711KB)

Sarah Aitken, 2015-17 recipient, September 2016 edition (PDF 137KB)

Sebastian King, 2016-17 recipient, March 2016 edition (PDF 828KB)

Sarah Aitken, 2015-17 recipient, March 2016 edition (PDF 148KB) SRS Award

Sarah Aitken, 2015-17 recipient, October 2014 edition (PDF 915KB)


ANZ Scholarship & Grant Coordinator
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
199 Ward Street
North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 8219 0924