International Grants

Applications close 5pm AEST, Wednesday 31 July 2019.

The RACP awards International Grants of up to $10,000 to medical graduates or specialists from outside Australia or New Zealand who intend to further their knowledge in fields of medical education and research:

  • International specialists visiting Australia and/or New Zealand to learn specific skills either at one or multiple centres
  • International medical graduates or international specialists attending workshops or training courses which the RACP will fund in collaboration with an international institution

College International Grant – Asia Pacific Region (Developing Countries)

  • The recipient's elected funding field or topic of medical education must be in any medical specialty area represented by the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
  • The sponsor must be a Fellow of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
The Grant is funded by Fellows of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.

Paediatrics International Grant – Asia Pacific Region

  • The recipient's elected funding field or topic of medical education must be in the field of paediatrics.
  • The sponsor must be a Fellow of the Paediatrics & Child Health Division.
The Grant is funded by the Fellows of the Paediatrics & Child Health Division of the RACP.

General eligibility

In addition to the specific eligibility criteria for each Grant, the:

  • application must be sponsored by a Fellow of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters, who has a proven relationship, including philanthropic or pro bono, with the institution or medical network from which the proposed recipient belongs to
  • proposed recipient must have support, including financial support, from their home institution or medical network
  • applicant must be working on a project or in any field of study that:
    • is able to have a direct impact on health outcomes in the proposed recipient’s home country, and
    • aligns with the RACP priorities and policies.

Funding

Grant funding offered is to be used to cover a recipient's airfares, accommodation, and project or study costs.

Selection process

A review panel comprised of RACP Fellows assesses all International Grant applications. The RACP Foundation will contact the applicant directly when the panel's decision is known.

Apply

Applicants must read the International Grants terms and conditions.

Application checklist:

  • A completed and signed application form by sponsor
  • A single PDF file containing your application form and supporting documents, including:
    • letter of acknowledgment of support from your institution, including contact details and support being provided (financial, indemnification, other)
    • letter of acknowledgment of support from the Australian sponsor including contact details and support being provided, such as financial, on ground support or other
    • copy of the International Grants terms and conditions (PDF) signed by sponsor
    • copy of the International Grants terms and conditions (PDF) signed by proposed recipient
    • proof of medical insurance or indemnification while in Australia
    • valid visa and/or other relevant immigration requirements
    • consideration statement (500 words maximum) stating any special considerations or extenuating circumstances as to why the RACP should specifically fund this application (optional)

Full instructions on how to submit your completed application are available on the application form.

Apply

Applicants must be aware:

  • Late documentation won't be considered – all documentation relevant to the application must be provided at the time of application.
  • The application must be submitted using the prescribed application form and single PDF file format.
  • The format of the application must not be altered in any way.
  • Multiple attachments will not be accepted.
  • Hard copies or handwritten applications will not be accepted.
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