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2018 RACS Scholarship Program

Applications for most RACS 2018 Research and Travel Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants have now closed (see below for exceptions). The outcomes of this round will be available in August.


 IMPORTANT NOTICE: 

Due to the availability in funding, the following Scholarship has been RE-OPENED for applications

Please go to the Scholarships Policies web page to read the full Conditions contained in the appropriate policy before applying. It is essential that you read the Important General Conditions (PDF 80KB) to ensure your eligibility.  Feel free to contact the Scholarship Coordinator on 08 8219 0900 or email scholarships@surgeons.org if you have any questions.

2018 RACS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander SET Trainee One Year Scholarship

This scholarship is valued at $20,000 and is for 12 months. It is available for applicants in any SET year. Applications for this extended opportunity close 31 August 2017. No late applications will be accepted.

For more details please go to the advertisement page.


Please also read the following:

To open and complete PDF-formatted Scholarship Application Forms you must use Adobe Reader version 9.0 or later. Adobe Reader is a free download. Mac users are advised NOT to use Mac Preview to complete the PDF-formatted Scholarship Application Forms. We recommend that you download the latest version of Adobe Reader to complete your form. Should you have any trouble, please contact RACS on 08 8219 0900 and we can send you a Word version.

Other additional scholarships may be offered during the year and advertised on this page and in Surgical News and other relevant publications. The opportunities and conditions can vary from year to year. If you have any questions about a particular opportunity not listed this year, please contact the Scholarship Program Coordinator. For other queries, please download the Frequently asked Questions (PDF 73KB) page.

If you would like to see research outcomes from previous scholarship recipients from other years, please see The Scholarship Experience (PDF 82KB)

Please go to the Scholarships Policies web page to read the full Conditions contained in the Policy of each Scholarship, Fellowship and Grant before applying. It is essential that you read the Important General Conditions (PDF 80KB) to ensure your eligibility. Full details and information on each scholarship can be found on the individual links.

To open and complete PDF-formatted Scholarship Application Forms you must use Adobe Reader version 9.0 or later. Adobe Reader is a free download. Mac users are advised NOT to use Mac Preview to complete the PDF-formatted Scholarship Application Forms. We recommend that you download the latest version of Adobe Reader to complete your form. Should you have any trouble please contact the RAAS Division Reception on 08 8219 0900.

Additional scholarships may be offered during the year and advertised on this page as well as in Surgical News and other relevant publications. The opportunities and conditions can vary from year to year. If you have any questions about a particular opportunity not listed this year, please contact the Scholarship Program Coordinator. For other queries, please download the Frequently asked Questions (PDF 73KB) page.

If you would like to see research outcomes from previous scholarship recipients from other years, please see The Scholarship Experience (PDF 82KB)

On this page:

All Awards on offer for 2018 Scholarship Year

Awards not on offer for 2018 Scholarship Year. To be reviewed for 2019.

New Awards for 2018

Awards sorted into groups based on individual criteria:

Opportunities offered by other RACS Divisions

Opportunities offered by other organisations

Contact details


All Awards on offer for 2018 Scholarship Year

 Awards not on offer for 2018 Scholarship Year. To be reviewed for 2019.

  • Eric Bishop Research Scholarship
  • Fellowship in Surgical Education
  • Foundation for Surgery Brendan Dooley Gordon Trinca Research Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery Catherine Marie Enright Kelly Memorial Research Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery Health Technology Assessment Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery Louis Waller Medico-Legal Research Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery New Zealand Research Scholarship
  • F & P Thornell-Shore Memorial Trust for Medical Research Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery Peter King Research Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery Reg Worcester Research Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery Research Fellowship
  • Foundation for Surgery Research Scholarship
  • Foundation for Surgery Research Scholarship in Surgical Ethics
  • Foundation for Surgery Richard Jepson Research Scholarship
  • James Ramsay Project Grant
  • Lumley Surgical Research Scholarship
  • Morgan-Opie Travelling Fellowship
  • Paul Mackay Bolton Scholarship for Cancer Research
  • R & M Edwards Research Scholarship
  • Research Scholarship in Military Surgery
  • Sir Roy McCaughey Surgical Fellowship
  • Stuart Morson Scholarship in Neurosurgery
  • Surgeon Scientist Research Scholarship
  • W G Norman Research Scholarship

New Awards for 2018

 


 Awards sorted into groups based on criteria:

Research related Awards

Travel and Education related Awards

Awards for RACS Fellows only:

Awards for RACS SET Trainees and SET Applicants only

Research Awards where undertaking a higher degree is not essential

Awards available for RACS and non-RACS Applicants

  • Doctors who are of refugee or asylum seeker background or recent migrants - Anwar and Myrtha Girgis IMG Scholarship
  • Medical Scientists - Foundation for Surgery Brendan Dooley/Gordon Trinca Trauma Research Scholarship (Not on offer for 2018)
  • Junior Doctors - Foundation for Surgery Health Technology Assessment Scholarship (Not on offer for 2018)
  • Law Graduates - Foundation for Surgery Louis Waller Medico-Legal Scholarship (Not on offer for 2018)
    Eligible Lay persons - Foundation for Surgery Research Scholarship in Surgical Ethics (Not on offer for 2018)
    Overseas Graduates - Murray and Unity Pheils Travel Scholarship
  • Registered Neurosurgeons who are not Fellows or SET Trainees - Stuart Morson Scholarship in Neurosurgery (Not on offer for 2018)

Awards with a Trauma Focus

  • MAIC-RACS Trauma Scholarship
  • W G Norman Research Scholarship (Not on offer for 2018)
  • Foundation for Surgery Brendan Dooley/Gordon Trinca Trauma Research Scholarship (Not on offer for 2018)

Awards with a Specialty Focus

Awards with a Cancer Focus

Grants

Opportunities offered by other RACS Divisions

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Opportunities offered by other organisations

Tour de Cure Logo  Tour de Cure 

Funding opportunities for 2018 are now open and will be available from Monday 10 July to Friday 11 August 2017.
Tour de Cure fund cancer projects that make a clear link with their priority to cure and prevent cancer and they welcome applications from emerging researchers and cancer research institutions across Australia.

For more information please go to the Funding Opportunities page on the Tour de Cure website.

Royal College of Surgeons of England Travel Award - H J Windsor Prize

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is offering a travel award for surgeons who wish to carry out research or educational projects.    The H J Windsor Prize, established in 1976 by the late Dr H J Windsor KSG CBE FRCS of Brisbane, Australia, is awarded annually either to an Australian Surgeon to visit the British Isles, or a British Surgeon to visit Australia.

MIGA Doctors in Training (DIT) Grants Program

The MIGA Doctors in Training (DIT) Grants Program provides funding to promote advanced skills training and experience among doctors in training.  The annual Program offers up to four Grants of $5,000 to assist doctors in meeting the expenses associated with pursuing additional training opportunities to enhance their qualifications and/or benefit their future career and local community.  Funds can be used to cover costs incurred through the pursuit of training, which can include travel, accommodation, Program fees and other associated costs.

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

International Guest Scholarships (IGS)

The American College of Surgeons offers International Guest Scholarships to young eligible surgeons from countries other than the United States or Canada who have demonstrated strong interests in teaching and research. The scholarships, in the amount of $10,000 each, provide the scholars with an opportunity to visit clinical, teaching, and research activities in the US and Canada and to attend and participate fully in the educational opportunities and activities of the ACS Clinical Congress.  Applications due prior to 1 July 2016. 

Community Surgeon Travel Awards

The ACS International Relations Committee is pleased to announce travel awards for eligible surgeons from countries other than US or Canada. These awards provide international surgeons with the opportunity to attend and participate fully in the educational activities of the ACS annual Clinical Congress.  Applications due prior to 1 July 2016.

International Surgical Education Scholarships

The ACS Division of Education and International Relations Committee are pleased to announce two international scholarships focused on surgical education for surgeons from countries other than US or Canada. These awards provide young faculty members from countries other than the United States and Canada with the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational opportunities for faculty development and enhancement that will result in acquisition of new knowledge and skills in surgical education and training. Applications due 2 May 2016.

International National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) Scholarships

These scholarships fund participation for eligible surgeons from countries other than US or Canada. in the annual conference (mid-year) of the NSQIP of the ASC.

Avant Trainee Research Scholarships

$450,000 in research scholarships available in 2017.  

Are you an Intern, RMO or Registrar who is conducting research? Avant, through its Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program 2017, will award 20 scholarships valued at $450,000. To apply and for full terms and conditions, visit avant.org.au/scholarships.

New members immediately eligible to apply, visit: www.avant.org.au

Support for Rural Specialists Grant Program

Support for Rural Specialists in Australia (SRSA)  provides individual grants for rural and remote specialists to undertake CPD. Applications are now open and will close 5pm EST on 31 March

The maximum amount of funds per individual is $10,000 ($2,000 per training day, up to five days) to support CPD activities taking place between 17 April 2017 and 28 February 2018. Eligible applicants are required to have been living and working in a rural area ( ASGC-RA 2-5) for at least 12 months. For more information on Funding Round 1 including application guidelines and forms, head to the  website or send your query via email.

 

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Contact

Mrs Sue Pleass

Scholarship Program Co-ordinator
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

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