RACP President's Indigenous Congress Prize

Applications are open Tuesday 1 October 2019 to Friday 31 January 2020.

Medical students, junior medical officers and RACP trainees, who identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori, are provided educational and networking opportunities through the RACP President’s Indigenous Congress Prize.

The Prize provides exposure to career pathways and supports an understanding of the health needs of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples. Recipients also gain insight into the work RACP conducts to help ‘Close the Gap’ – achieving equitable access to health and better outcomes for Indigenous peoples.


Applicants must:

  • identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori
  • be studying, researching or working in a field of medicine, medical science or medical education at an undergraduate, postgraduate or trainee level


The successful recipient receives full trainee/medical student registration, return economy airfares and three nights’ accommodation to attend RACP Congress.


Read the terms and conditions before you apply.

Your application must include:

  • an application form
  • your CV (3 pages maximum)
  • a written submission (500 words maximum) outlining the benefit you would gain from attending the RACP Congress, in respect to your:
    • current and future commitment to Indigenous activities
    • interest in a career interacting with Indigenous peoples
    • interest in training with the RACP
    • current stage of training or medical career
  • 2 x letters of reference, of a medical or cultural nature, supporting your application

Applications must be submitted as a single PDF file.


The College Conflicts Of Interest Policy and Privacy Policy apply to the prize nominees and recipient.

Selection process

A selection panel comprised of Fellows of the RACP and invited Indigenous panellists assess all applications.

Once the selection panel has reached a decision, the RACP Foundation will contact all applicants about the outcome of their application.

For any questions or enquiries about the Prize, contact the RACP Foundation.

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