Research Entry Scholarships

Applications for 2021 funding closed Monday 13 July 2020.
Submissions are currently under review and a decision is anticipated by late November. All applicants will be notified by early December.

Research Entry Scholarships provide stipend support to assist Fellows and trainees who are:

  • at the start of their research careers
  • enrolled or about to enrol in a Masters, PhD or equivalent research higher degree

When applying, ensure you allowed enough time for your supervisor to complete the supervisor statement section. This section must be submitted by the closing date for your application to be considered complete.

Note: The RACP NHMRC Awards for Excellence are unavailable for the 2021 funding round.


RACP Fellows Research Entry Scholarship

Purpose: To provide stipend support to encourage and support the promotion of research in any medical specialty areas represented by the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Value: Up to AUD$45,000 for 1 year.
Eligibility: Australian Fellows and trainees of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Tenable: Australia only.
Special requirement: The successful applicant will be requested to publicise the Scholarship through speaking engagements and participation at College events.

The Scholarship is supported by contributions from RACP Life Fellows.

Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows Research Entry Scholarship

Purpose: To provide stipend support to encourage and support the promotion of research in any medical specialty areas represented by the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Value: Up to NZD$45,000.
Eligibility: Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Tenable: Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and overseas.
Special requirement: The successful applicant will be requested to publicise the Scholarship through speaking engagements and participation at College events.

The Scholarship is supported by contributions from Aotearoa New Zealand RACP members.

Arnott Research Entry Scholarship in Cancer Research

Purpose: To provide stipend support to further research into the causes and prevention of cancer.
Value: Up to AUD$45,000 for 1 year.
Eligibility: Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters. Restricted by specialisation.
Tenable: Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Scholarship is supported by a bequest from the late Jean Brindley Arnott.

Basser Research Entry Scholarship

Purpose: To provide stipend support to encourage and support the promotion of research in any medical specialty areas represented by the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Value: Up to AUD$45,000 for 1 year.
Eligibility: Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Tenable: Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Scholarship is supported by a bequest from the late Sir Adolph Basser OBE.

Jacquot Research Entry Scholarships

Purpose: To provide stipend support for Fellows or trainees in nephrology to undertake a research higher degree. Projects may be in basic, clinical, epidemiological or public health aspects of nephrology.
Value: Up to AUD$45,000 per annum.
Recipients are eligible to apply for continuation of funding for up to 3 years but must demonstrate significant progress in their subsequent application.
Eligibility: Nephrology Fellows and Advanced Trainees of the RACP undertaking full or part-time* study.
Tenable: Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas.
* Award will be pro-rata.

The Scholarship is supported by a bequest from the late Don and Lorraine Jacquot and co-administered with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN).

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Research Entry Scholarship

Purpose: To provide stipend support for 1 year to undertake research in any area of internal medicine or paediatrics.
Value: Up to AUD$30,000.
Eligibility: Australian Fellows and trainees of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Tenable: Australia only.

The Scholarship is supported through a grant from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, matched with funds from the RACP Foundation.

Aotearoa New Zealand Odlin Research Entry Scholarship

Purpose: To provide stipend support for research in the causes and treatment of cancer or hypertension.
Value: Up to NZD$45,000.
Eligibility: Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Tenable: Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and overseas.

The Scholarship is supported by a bequest from the late Mrs Elva Price Odlin.

Awards unavailable in 2021

RACP Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine Research Entry Scholarship

Purpose: To provide stipend support to encourage and support the promotion of research in the field of sexual health medicine.
Value: Up to AUD$40,000 for 1 year.
Eligibility: RACP Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows and Advanced Trainees of the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine.
Tenable: Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
Special requirement: The successful applicant will be requested to publicise the Scholarship through speaking engagements and participation at Chapter events.

The Scholarship is supported through the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine Endowment Fund.

RACP AFRM Research Entry Scholarship

Purpose: To provide stipend support to encourage rehabilitation medicine research in an area of the management of functional loss, activity limitation or participation restriction arising out of illness and injury.
Value: Up to AUD$45,000 for 1 year.
Eligibility: RACP Australian or Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows and Advanced Trainees of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Tenable: Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand.
Special requirement: The successful applicant will be requested to publicise the Scholarship through speaking engagements and participation at College events.

The Scholarship is supported through the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Endowment Fund.
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