RACP Indigenous Health Scholarship Program

The RACP Indigenous Scholarship Program aims to support those medical graduates and current trainees of the RACP who identify as Aboriginal, Torres Strait islander or Māori, on their chosen career path to becoming a Physician.

Applications for 2020 Scholarships are now being accepted. Closing date: Saturday, 30 November 2019

The Scholarships provide a funded pathway through Basic, Advanced, Faculty or Chapter training in Australia and/or New Zealand.

Scholarship inclusions are:

  • RACP training fees for the duration of the selected training program
  • examination fees
  • annual attendance of either RACP Congress, relevant Scientific Meeting or trainee days
  • AUD$2,500 cash assistance at the beginning of the Scholarship
  • Other support as advised in the letter of offer

Applicants must read the terms and conditions before applying.

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Scholarships in Basic, Advanced or Chapter Training

College Indigenous Australian and Māori Health Scholarship
The Scholarship is made possible by the Fellows of the RACP.

Indigenous Australian and Māori Health Scholarship for Paediatrics and Child Health
The Scholarship is made possible by the Paediatric & Child Health Division of the RACP.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarship
The Scholarship is comprised of grants from Siggins Miller Consultants, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, an anonymous benefactor and Associate Professor Noel Hayman.

Aotearoa Māori Health Scholarship
Aotearoa New Zealand Pacific Islander Health Scholarship (NZ residents only)
The Aotearoa Scholarships are made possible by the New Zealand Fellows of the RACP.

Faculty Training

Indigenous Australian and Māori Health Scholarship for Occupational & Environmental Medicine
The Scholarship is made possible by the Fellows of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational & Environment Medicine.

Indigenous Australian and Māori Health Scholarship for Rehabilitation Medicine
The Scholarship is made possible by the Fellows of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

The John McLeod Indigenous Australian and Māori Health Scholarship in Public Health Medicine
The Scholarship is made possible by the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the RACP in memory of the late Dr John McLeod, who was nationally and internationally renowned for his work in public health and his significant contribution towards improving the health status of Māori and Indigenous peoples.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  1. identify and be recognised as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Māori descenti
  2. be a medical graduate accepted into an RACP Divisional Training Program
  3. be a medical graduate intending to undertake physician training
  4. be a trainee currently enrolled in an RACP training program

Note: For medical graduates, the awarding of a Scholarship is conditional to acceptance into an RACP Training Program

Selection

Applications will be reviewed by an Award Review Panel that consists of an identified panel member, and RACP panel members from within our Division, Faculty, Chapter and training representatives of the College.


i Options for providing proof of Indigenous heritage:

  1. Provide a letter from an Indigenous education institution, faculty, school, department or government body or a non-government institution that you have been recognised as an Indigenous person; or
  2. Indicate that you have already been recognised by the College as an Indigenous person; or
  3. Provide a letter of recognition from an Indigenous Community Group, or tribal elder or from the tribal (hapu/ iwi) register; or
  4. Other: (please specify which other proof of Indigenous identity you are providing not listed above)


Australia only:
To confirm Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent the following documentary evidence will be required to address the criteria:

  • a letter stamped with the common seal and signed by the chairperson of an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Land Council in whose area the person lives, or has previously lived.
  • a letter stamped with the common seal and signed by a delegate of an incorporated Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander organisation where the majority of the governing body are Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander persons.

New Zealand only: Traditional presentation to the College by a whanau member (please note the opportunities to take up this option are restricted, but the College will endeavour to offer this wherever possible).

For more information about the Indigenous Health scholarships, contact the RACP Foundation.

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