Travel Grants

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.

Travel Grants provide funding to support short periods of research or study overseas. They may be used to cover travel or re-establishment costs for those taking up a postdoctoral fellowship or fees for further education. 


Bushell Travelling Fellowship in Medicine or the Allied Sciences

Purpose: To further research overseas. Funds to be used for research support or stipend.
Value: Up to $30,000 for 1 year.
Eligibility: Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows or Advanced Trainees of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters who are:

  • enrolled in a research higher degree or within 2 years of completion of a research higher degree
  • Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand residents

Tenable: Outside your country of residence.
Special requirement: Applicants are to describe in their application the benefits that they would if awarded the Fellowship.

The Fellowship is supported by a grant from The Philip Bushell Foundation.

Robert and Elizabeth Albert Travel Grant

Purpose: To provide support for the purposes of furthering international collaboration in research. Funds are to be used to allow for travel to appropriate settings overseas.
Value: Up to $10,000.
Eligibility: Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters who are within 7 years of completing their research higher degree.
Tenable: Outside your country of residence.

This Grant is supported by a grant from the late Mr Robert O. Albert AO.

AFRM Bruce Ford Travel Fellowship

Purpose: To assist AFRM Fellows and trainees who wish to undertake formal research training by taking up an overseas research position.

The position, which would provide training in research methodology, should be part of a formal course of study leading to a postgraduate qualification (Masters, PhD, or equivalent research higher degree). Funding can be used for stipend support or travel support.

Value: Up to $10,000.
Eligibility: Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows or Advanced Trainees of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Tenable: Outside your country of residence.

The Fellowship is supported by the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Endowment Fund.

AFOEM Registrar Travel Fellowship

Purpose: To provide the opportunity for an AFOEM registrar to undertake overseas study in an aspect of occupational and environmental medicine. The Fellowship can be used for both education and research but doesn't require the trainee to establish a research project uniquely for the award. The funds can be used to:

  • travel to appropriate settings overseas
  • an occupational and environmental medicine attachment
  • actively participate in a conference or scientific meeting, for example as a member of a panel or to present a paper or poster

Value: Up to $10,000.
Eligibility: Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand registrars of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, who reside in Australia or New Zealand at the time of their application.
Tenable: Outside your country of residence.
Special Requirement: The successful applicant will be required to complete a report within 6 months of the completing their Fellowship for publication in the AFOEM eBulletin and/or on the RACP website.

The Fellowship is supported by the Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Endowment Fund.

Margorie Hooper Scholarship

Purpose: To help facilitate postgraduate study for the recipient outside of South Australia, undertake further training in their field of medicine, to provide stipend or project support.
Value: Up to $10,000.
Eligibility: Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters who currently reside in South Australia.
Tenable: Anywhere outside of South Australia.

The Scholarship is supported by a bequest from the late Margorie Edith Hooper.

Awards unavailable in 2021

Rowden White Travelling Fellowship

Purpose: To provide support for the further research or study overseas. Funds can be used to provide stipend support or travel costs associated with an overseas placement.
Value: Up to $5000.
Eligibility: Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows or trainees of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters who reside in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand.
Tenable: Outside your country of residence.

The Fellowship is supported by a bequest from the late Dr A.E. Rowden White.

Dr Helen Rarity McCreanor Travelling Fellowship

Purpose: To provide support to encourage research development and the building of international collaboration in the field of human genetics, epigenetics or genomic studies that advance our understanding of human diseases. Funding can be used for:

  • gaining new technical expertise
  • travel to appropriate settings in Aotearoa New Zealand or overseas

Other proposals will be considered if they demonstrate value to the individual and be relevant to the areas of the Fellowship's purpose.

Value: NZD$10,000.
Eligibility: Aotearoa New Zealand Fellows or Advanced Trainees of the RACP's Divisions, Faculties and Chapters, who have completed their research higher degree within the last 7 years.
Tenable: Aotearoa New Zealand or overseas

The Fellowship is named in recognition of Dr Helen Rarity McCreanor to honour her contributions to the field of human genetics.
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