AChAM Indigenous Prize

Biennial Award

Applications extended to Thursday, 31 January 2019, 5.00 p.m. AEDT

The Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) offers the AChAM Indigenous Prize to medical students, junior medical officers and registrars who identify as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori descent. The prize is full registration, return economy airfare and accommodation to the 2019 International Medicine in Addiction Conference in Melbourne in March 2019.

The purpose of this initiative is to:

  • Provide an educational opportunity
  • Connect with peers and meet influential healthcare professionals
  • Develop an awareness of career opportunities for physicians and of the activities of the RACP
  • Raise awareness of the work being done by the RACP to support the Australian Federal Government’s Close the Gap initiative and achieve equitable access to health and better outcomes for Indigenous people
  • Support an understanding of the health of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori peoples

Application Form
Terms & Conditions (Prizes)


Who is eligible?

To apply for the AChAM Indigenous Prize, you must:

  • Identify as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori descent
  • Be a medical student, junior medical officer or registrar

What is the prize?

There are two prizes; one for a person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent (Australia), and one for a person of Māori descent (New Zealand). The AChAM Indigenous Prize recipients will receive:

  • Return economy airfares from the nearest capital city to the International Medicine in Addiction Conference in Melbourne
  • Two nights’ accommodation at a hotel nominated by the conference managers
  • Conference registration (three days)

How do I apply?

  1. Read the Terms & Conditions (Prizes)
  2. Submit your application form and supporting documents in single PDF format to the RACP Foundation at foundation@racp.edu.au:
    • A written submission of approximately 300-500 words as to what benefit(s) attending the International Medicine in Addiction Conference will provide. This should outline your:
      • Current and future commitment to indigenous activities
      • Interest in pursuing a career interacting with indigenous people
      • Interest in pursuing training with the RACP
      • Relevance to current stage of training or medical career
    • Two letters of reference supporting your application. These may be of a medical or cultural nature
    • Your current CV (maximum three pages)

 What is the selection process? 

  1. A selection panel, consisting of RACP Fellows and Indigenous representatives, will assess all applications
  2. The RACP Foundation will advise applicants on the outcome of their submission by the end of November 2018.

Contact us 

For more information on the AChAM Indigenous Prize, please contact the RACP Foundation at foundation@racp.edu.au

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