Paul Mackay Bolton Scholarship for Cancer Research 2020
This Scholarship was established by Harry Bolton in memory
of his late son, Professor Paul Bolton. Professor Bolton was a
distinguished surgeon, teacher and researcher who died from
colorectal cancer aged 39. The scholarship is intended to support
applicants who wish to take time away from clinical positions to
undertake a full-time research project, under the supervision of an
experienced investigator, into the prevention, causes, effects,
treatment and/or care of cancer.
Who can apply?
RACS Fellows and Trainees.
SET applicants are eligible to apply in anticipation of their
acceptance into the SET Program. They must be accepted into the
program prior to the commencement of the scholarship.
The applicant's research topic must focus on the prevention,
causes, effects, treatment and/or care of cancer.
Preference may be given to those currently working in Queensland
or Tasmania. Applications from researchers who are relatively early
in their careers and show promise may be prioritised. Projects
which are likely to have clinical relevance within a relatively
short period of time will be looked upon favourably. Applicants
enrolled in or intending to enrol in a higher degree are encouraged
and may be given preference.
Please read the Paul Mackay Bolton Scholarship policy and
General Conditions page before applying to ensure
$66,000 per annum ($60,000 stipend plus $6,000 departmental
Recipients are expected to procure 25% of this funding ($16,500
per annum) from their research department.
Up to two years. Continuation subject to satisfactory
Download the Research application form
Email the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
by the closing date.
Closing Date for Applications
Midnight ACST Monday 15 April 2019
Applicants will be notified of outcome in early August 2019
No late applications will be accepted.
The following articles feature previous recipients of this
scholarship, as reproduced from Surgical News:
Joseph Kong, 2017 recipient, March 2017
edition (PDF 150KB)
Adam Frankel, 2010 and 2011
recipient, January 2013 edition (PDF 646KB)
The following article featured in Fax Mentis:
Kong, 2017 recipient
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