Research Entry Scholarships

Applications for 2022 open Monday 3 May and close 11:59pm AEST, Monday 19 July 2021.

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 2022 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, who are residing in Aotearoa New Zealand at the time of application.
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.

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.

RACP MAIC Research Entry Scholarship

Purpose: Stipend support to promote research capacity and capability to improve knowledge on:

  • medical conditions or illnesses which cause or contribute to motor vehicle accidents (MVAs)
  • medical treatments or approaches that improve health outcomes for people involved in MVAs
  • rehabilitation of people who sustain a temporary or permanent disability through MVAs
  • improving longer term outcomes of people injured in MVAs’s including pain management, community re-integration, psychosocial, mental health and vocational outcomes

Value: Up to AUD$40,000 a year for up to 3 years.
Eligibility: Australian or Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows and Advanced Trainees of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters, currently enrolled or about to enrol in a Masters, PhD or equivalent research higher degree.
Tenable: Queensland.
Exception: The Scholarship normally will be tenable in Queensland unless there is a demonstrable benefit to the state of Queensland from the research being undertaken elsewhere in Australia.
Reporting requirements: MAIC requires a final report that outlines how the outcome of the research contributes towards lessening the risk of road traffic collision injuries, and/or improving the outcomes of people injured in MVAs.

This Scholarship is made available by a grant from the Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) matched with funds provided by the Fellows of the RACP.

Award unavailable in 2022

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, who are residing in Aotearoa New Zealand at the time of application.
Tenable: Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and overseas.

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