2023 | Volume 24 | Issue 2

We are immensely proud that RACS is now the second-largest philanthropic funder of surgical research and education worldwide. This would not be possible without you. 

In March 2022, Fellows, Trainees, SET applicants and other health professionals from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand were encouraged to apply to the 
program’s 2023 Research Scholarships round, valued at more than $2.2 million. 

Congratulations to the 28 successful recipients. The successful research scholarship recipients were published in a previous issue of Surgical News.

Later in 2022, the Learning and Development Grant round opened, valued at more than $450,000. Twenty six opportunities were filled. Thank you to the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Committee members, Fellows and invited expert selection panel members who dedicated considerable time and energy to assessing applications in a thorough and highly competitive selection process. The success of the Scholarships and Grants Program is measured not only from the benefits brought to Fellows, Trainees, SET applicants and other health professionals, but most importantly, from their scholarship and grant outcomes that contribute to the highest levels of surgical care for our patients. The Scholarships and Grants Program would not be possible without the Foundation for Surgery and the generosity of Fellows and benefactors who have established these living legacies and bequests.

Dr Sarah Coll
Chair, Australia and New Zealand Scholarship and Grants Committee

View the 2023 Learning and Development Grant recipients.