The W G 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 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 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 (PDF 50.49KB) before applying. It is essential that you also read the Important General Conditions on this website to ensure you are eligible to apply.


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


One year


Closing date for 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

The following article features a previous recipient of this scholarship, as reproduced from Surgical News:

David Smolilo (PDF 1.79MB), 2017 recipient, Sep 2018 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