Research Entry Scholarships

Applications closed Monday 15 July 2019.

Research Entry Scholarships provide stipend support to assist Fellows and trainees who are at the start of their research careers and are enrolled or about to enrol in a Masters, PhD or equivalent research higher degree.

RACP NHMRC Awards for Excellence support the top young clinical researchers with an Award for Excellence, as part of a shared commitment to nurture the next generation of medical researchers. These awards are valued at up to $10,000 per annum for up to three years.

Go to the RACP NMHRC Awards

Read the Award terms and conditions.


RACP Research Entry Scholarships

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 $45,000 for one year
Eligibility: Australian and New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters, however restricted by specialisation
Tenable: Australia and New Zealand

The Scholarship is made possible by a bequest of 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, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Value: Up to $45,000 for one year
Eligibility: Australian and New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
Tenable: Australia and New Zealand

The Scholarship is made possible by a bequest of the late Sir Adolph Basser OBE.

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 $40,000 for one year
Eligibility: Australian and New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine of the RACP
Tenable: Australia and New Zealand
Special requirement: The successful applicant will be requested to publicise the award through speaking engagements and participation at Chapter events.

The Scholarship is made possible through funds provided by Fellows of the Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine.

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 and its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Value: Up to $45,000 for one year
Eligibility: Australian Fellows and trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
Tenable: Australia only
Special requirement: The successful applicant will be requested to publicise the award through speaking engagements and participation at College events.

The Scholarship is made possible by donations from the Fellows of the RACP.

Jacquot Research Entry Scholarships in Nephrology

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 $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:

  • Fellows and trainees of the RACP in the field of nephrology
  • Full or part-time (award will be pro rata)

Tenable: Australia, New Zealand and overseas

The Scholarship is made possible by a bequest of the late Don and Lorraine Jacquot.

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 road traffic crashes (RTCs)
  • medical treatments or approaches that improve health outcomes for people involved in RTCs
  • rehabilitation of people who sustain a temporary or permanent disability through RTCs
  • improving longer term outcomes of people injured in RTCs including pain management, community re-integration, psychosocial, mental health and vocational outcomes

Value: Up to $40,000 per year for up to three year.
Eligibility: Australian or New Zealand Fellows and Advanced Trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters, who are currently enrolled or about to enrol in a Masters, PhD or equivalent research higher degree.
Tenable: Queensland. The exception to this is if an applicant can demonstrate a benefit to the state of Queensland from the research being undertaken elsewhere in Australia.
Reporting requirements: Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) requires a final report that outlines how the outcome of the research contributes towards lessening the risk of RTC injuries, and/or improving the outcomes of people injured in RTCs.

The Award is made possible through a grant from the Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission, matched with funds provided by the Fellows of the RACP.

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, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
Value: Up to NZ$45,000
Eligibility: New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
Tenable: New Zealand, Australia and overseas
Special requirement: The successful applicant will be requested to publicise the award through speaking engagements and participation at College events.

The Scholarship is made possible by donations from the New Zealand Fellows of the RACP.

RACP AFRM Research Entry Scholarship

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

The Scholarship is made possible through funds provided by Fellows of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Research Entry Scholarship

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

The Scholarship is made possible through a grant from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, which has been matched with funds provided by the RACP.

Awards unavailable in 2020

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 NZ$45,000
Eligibility: New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
Tenable: New Zealand, Australia and overseas

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

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