Surgeon Scientist Scholarship


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Surgeon Scientist Scholarship

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

The Surgeon Scientist Scholarship was instituted by RACS to make a combined PhD/FRACS program an attractive option for Surgical Trainees.

Who can apply

RACS Fellows and SET Trainees


Applicants must be enrolled in or intending to enrol in a PhD.

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 Conditionss (PDF 80KB) to ensure your eligibility.


$77,000 ($65,000 stipend plus $12,000 departmental maintenance) per annum; research departments will be expected to provide 25% of the funding per annum.


Up to 3 years. Continuation each year is dependent upon satisfactory progress.


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:

Paul Burton, 2008 recipient, March 2012 edition (PDF 437KB)
Yi Chen, 2010 recipient, October 2011 edition (PDF 457KB)


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