The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Indigenous
Health Committee in conjunction with the Foundation for
Surgery is offering up to three scholarships to assist final
year medical students, who identify as Māori, to cover the costs of
undertaking surgical-related education, training and/or research
opportunities in Australia or New Zealand that will result in the
acquisition of new knowledge and skills which strengthen their
To be eligible for the Scholarship an applicant must:
- Be in their
final year at a New Zealand or Australian medical school
- Be eligible
to be a member of the Te Ohu Rata o Aoetearoa (Te ORA) Māori
Medical Practitioners Association and;
- Be a
permanent resident or citizen of Australia or New
The Scholarship may be used for one or a combination of the
- Course fees,
travel and accommodation to attend surgical skills training
workshops in Australia or New Zealand.
- Attendance or
presentation of a paper and/or poster at a medical, surgical or
Indigenous Health conference in Australia or New Zealand.
Preference will be given to applicants presenting research project
results and outcomes.
related research projects
professional development activities deemed appropriate and of
benefit to the applicant by the Indigenous Health Committee and/or
Scholarship Selection Panel to enhance their career
Up to three scholarships may be offered depending on the quality
How to Apply
Applications are now open and close 11 February 2019.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to read the RACS Career
Enhancement Scholarships for Māori Medical Students
Policy when preparing their application.
All applicants must complete
the application form (Word), attach supporting
documents and email complete applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for 2018 are now closed.
Scholarship recipients will be selected by a selection panel and
their decision will be final.
Scholarship recipients will be required to:
- Provide a
report of up to 500 words within four weeks of the completion of
the activity for which funding has been obtained.
- Sign the
Acceptance Form as acknowledgement of ALL the conditions and
return it to RACS prior to commencement of the award.
For more detailed information, please view the RACS Career
Enhancement Scholarships for Māori Medical Students Policy or contact the
Indigenous Health Committee Secretariat.
Indigenous Health Committee Secretariat
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
250-290 Spring Street
East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9276 7407
Fax: +61 3 9276 7432