Who can apply?

RACS Fellows, SET Trainees and medical scientists.

SET applicants are eligible to apply for a scholarship in anticipation of their acceptance into the SET Program. Evidence of acceptance into the program must be received by the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Coordinator by November in the year before the award commences in order to be eligible.



Applicants must be conducting a research topic relating to the prevention and treatment of trauma injuries in Australia and New Zealand.

Please read the full Conditions contained in the Brendan Dooley/Gordon Trinca Trauma Research Scholarship policy (PDF 85.08KB) before applying. It is essential that you read the Important General Conditions to ensure your eligibility.




One year


Closing date for RACS 2021 ANZ Scholarship applications

Midnight ACST Tuesday 14 April 2020

Applicants will be notified of the outcome in early August 2020.

No late applications will be accepted.

More information

Read about Brendan Dooley, a retired orthopaedic Fellow who contributed greatly to the work of the RACS Road Trauma Committee.

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

Corey Scholes (PDF 480.62KB), 2013 recipient, September 2014 edition


ANZ Scholarship & Grant Coordinator
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Office: 51-54 Palmer Place, North Adelaide SA
Postal: 199 Ward Street, North Adelaide SA 5006 Australia

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