The RACP Foundation promotes positive health outcomes through medical research and education. Therefore, the organisation has a history of donating vital funds to exceptional physicians for innovative medical research, work that is key to addressing challenges facing the healthcare landscape. As the philanthropic arm of the RACP, the RACP Foundation is dedicated to recognising and supporting talented Fellows and trainees, through providing a wide range of awards for research and education initiatives.
Awards currently offered include:
• Fellowships, which support Fellows and trainees at varying stages of their research careers;
• Scholarships; which are intended to encourage Fellows and trainees who are commencing careers in medical research;
• Grants, which cater for those wishing to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship, up-skilling or further education overseas; and
• Prizes, which recognise Fellows and trainees for outstanding contributions or achievements. These include the prestigious Eric Susman Prize, which recognises the best contribution to the knowledge of any branch of internal medicine.
To ensure Fellows and trainees receive the best possible opportunities, the RACP Foundation partners with other organisations. The most recent partnership is between the RACP and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), with an initiative to support Fellows and trainees in the early stages of their research careers. The College is also supported by philanthropic individual and corporate donors who are acknowledged on our Donor webpage.