W G Norman Research Scholarship


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WG Norman Research Scholarship 2020

The WG Norman Research Scholarship arose from a bequest from the late Dr W G Norman of Adelaide. This South Australian award was established to fund advances in surgery on injuries occasioned by any form of accident or trauma to young persons. The Scholarship has since been broadened to encompass any research with a trauma focus.

Who can apply?

RACS Fellows and Trainees.

SET applicants are eligible to apply in anticipation of their acceptance into the SET Program. They must be accepted into the program prior to the commencement of the scholarship.


Applicants must be resident in South Australia and enrolled in or intending to enrol in a higher degree.

The research must be based in South Australia and the topic should preferably have a trauma focus.

Please read the W G Norman Research Scholarship policy and the Important General Conditions page to ensure eligibility before applying.


$66,000 ($60,000 stipend plus $6,000 departmental maintenance)

Recipients are expected to procure 25% of this funding ($16,500) from their research department.


One year


Download the Research application form (PDF 959KB).

Email the completed and digitally signed application form to scholarships@surgeons.org 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

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

David Smolilo, 2017 recipient, Sep 2018 edition (PDF 1830KB)
Alexander Cameron, 2011 and 2012 recipient, Jan/Feb 2013 edition (PDF 437KB)
Leong Tiong, 2010 recipient, June 2011 edition (PDF 180KB)


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

Telephone: +61 8 8219 0924
Email: scholarships@surgeons.org