RACP Trainee Research Awards

Australian and New Zealand applications closed Saturday 31 August 2019.

Australian and New Zealand Trainees are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentation for the 2019 RACP Trainee Research Awards held across all Australian states and territories and New Zealand.

Trainees will be vying for the opportunity to present at the RACP Congress in 2020 and an invitation to have their abstracts published in the Congress supplement of the Internal Medicine Journal or Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.


Applicants must be a RACP trainee* training in one or more of these areas:

  • Division of Adult Internal Medicine
  • Chapter of Addiction Medicine
  • Chapter of Palliative Medicine
  • Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine  
  • Division of Paediatrics & Child Health
  • Chapter of Community Child Health
  • Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Faculty of Public Health Medicine
  • Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

New Fellow undertaking post-Fellowship training can also apply.

*It is recognised that by the time the Congress is held the following year, an award nominee may have become a Fellow.


Trainees selected at each regional event receive the opportunity to present at the RACP Congress alongside other recognised researchers and research grant recipients.

The selected regional representatives also receive:

  • return airfares from their nominated location to RACP Congress 2020
  • accommodation for three nights, including breakfast
  • complimentary registration, including Trainees’ Day
  • an official acknowledgement and certificate presented at the RACP Congress Gala Dinner

Award recipients will also be invited to publish their abstracts in the Internal Medicine Journal or Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health RACP Congress supplement.

Selection process

  1. The selection panel assesses all Abstracts to ensure they meet the required standard to fulfill the selection criteria.
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to give an oral presentation of their Abstract at their regional event.
  3. Each presenter is allocated a maximum 12 minutes for their presentation and 3 minutes for questions and answers.
  4. A judging panel can select two trainees per region, one from each from the fields of adult medicine and paediatric medicine.

Selection criteria

  1. Trainees must have contributed strongly to the concept and execution of their Abstract and presentation, with preference given to primary authors.
  2. Trainees are selected based on:
    1. content  – originality, significance and importance
    2. the presentation – clarity of verbal communication, use of visual aids
    3. how well they contribute to the discussion
  3. Works or projects included in the submission that are unpublished or have been published within 12 months before submission will be considered.
  4. If judges deem that submissions aren't of high standard in accordance with the criteria, they reserve the right to not select a regional representative.

For all questions or enquiries about the Trainee Research Awards, contact us.
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