W G Norman Research Scholarship


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WG Norman Research Scholarship 2019

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 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 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 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.


$66,000 ($60,000 stipend plus $6,000 departmental maintenance) per annum; research departments will be expected to provide 25% of the funding per annum.


One year


Download the Research application form (PDF 632KB). Email the completed application to scholarships@surgeons.org 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

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 0900
Fax: +61 8 8219 0999
Email: scholarships@surgeons.org