John Loewenthal Project Grant


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Foundation for Surgery John Loewenthal Project Grant

** Please note that this award has not been offered for 2019. This will be reviewed for 2020.

 The Foundation for Surgery John Loewenthal Research Scholarship was previously established in honour of Sir John Loewenthal who served as President of RACS from 1971-1974 and was intended to promote surgical research.

In 2015 it was decided to change the conditions of the scholarship to broaden its appeal, raise its profile and increase applications. As a result, it was rescoped and relaunched as the Foundation for Surgery John Loewenthal Project Grant.

Examples of clinical or research projects which may attract funding include, but are not limited to:

  • A surgical research project with definite aims and outcomes.
  • Funding of innovative service/s or piece of equipment. Expected outcomes will need to be clearly documented

Who can apply

This grant offers funding over two years for surgical initiatives. Applications are welcome from individuals or groups wishing to undertake clinical or research projects.

Preference will be given to applicants early in their careers


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.




Two years


Download the application form (PDF 1194KB). Email the completed application to by the closing date.

Closing Date for Applications

Midnight ACST

Applicants will be notified of outcome in early August

No late applications will be accepted.

More information

The following articles feature previous recipients of this scholarship, as reproduced from Surgical News:
Joseph Kong, 2016 recipient, March 2016 edition (PDF 149KB).



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Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
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