RACP Foundation

The RACP Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the RACP that awards prizes, grants, scholarships and fellowships to:

  • fund world-class research to address the challenges facing healthcare today
  • support the education and training of current and future physicians
  • acknowledge the outstanding achievements and contributions of Fellows or trainees
  • encourage medical students and graduates to consider a career as a physician

What are the RACP Foundation Awards?

​Awards ​offered by RACP are as follows:

Research Awards*

Research Development Scholarships

Funding for smaller research projects for beginning researchers. Awards are open to RACP Fellows and trainees beginning a career in research.

Research Entry Scholarships

Funding for Fellows and trainees at the start of their research careers. Scholarships open to RACP Fellows and trainees currently enrolled in a Masters, PhD or equivalent research higher degree.

Research Establishment Fellowships

Funding for Fellows and trainees wishing to establish themselves in a research career. Fellowships are open to RACP Fellows and trainees who are either within seven years of having completed a research higher degree or two years of returning from overseas.

Career Development Fellowships

Funding for Fellows who are mid-career researchers and not eligible for other research scholarships and fellowship. Fellowships are open to RACP Fellows who are mid-career researchers.

*These Awards include the Jacquot Awards for Nephrology which provides further research into improving functional outcomes for people living with spinal cord injury.

Travel grants

Travel grants provides funding to support short periods of research or study. These grants may be used to cover traveling or re-establishment costs or fees.

​Grants are open to RACP Fellows and trainees intending to complete a short period of research or study which requires them to travel.

College Prizes

College and Congress Prizes

Prizes to recognise exceptional Fellows and trainees, including competitions with monetary and other benefits. Prizes are open to RACP Fellows and trainees, medical students and medical graduates.

Division, Faculty and Chapter Awards

The Divisions, Faculties and Chapters provide Awards for Fellows and trainees who are members and also provide other awards to encourage medical students and graduates to learn and consider a career as a physician.

Adult Medicine Division (AMD) Awards
Paediatrics and Child Health Division (P&CHD) Awards
Australasian Faculty of Environmental Medicine (AFOEM) Awards
Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (AFPHM) Awards
Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM) Awards
Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine (AChSHM) Awards
Australasian Chapter of Addiction Medicine (AChAM) Awards

All awards are open to RACP Fellows and trainees who are members of each specific Division, Faculty or Chapter a​s well as medical students and medical ​graduates 

Indigenous and International Grants

Indigenous Awards

Awards providing opportunities to learn and consider taking up physician training, as well as scholarships providing a funded pathway through training. Awards open to medical students, medical graduates and trainees.

International Grants

International grants are intended to provide funding for international medical graduates or specialists who are intending to further their knowledge in fields of medical education and who are sponsored by an RACP Fellow. Grants open to Fellows partnering with international medical graduates or specialists.

Education Development Grants

Study Grants

Funding for education and study, offered on a seasonal basis throughout the year. A​wards are open to RACP Fellows and trainees can apply for these grants to support their training or education.

RACP Indigenous Health Scholarship Program

A funded pathway through physician training for those who identify as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Maori heritage. ​Scholarships are open to medical graduates or trainees who identify as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Maori heritage.

Regional Awards

Australian States & Territories

These are ​awards for members of specific states (regions) in Australia and are open to Fellows and trainees who are registered as a member of the state (region) the Award applies to.

New Zealand

A range of Awards on offer for eligible New Zealand Fellows and trainees.

Each Award has additional eligibility criteria that you or your nominated applicant need to meet before you can submit an application or nomination.

Who can apply for an RACP Foundation Award?

Physicians at all stages of their career can apply. Awards are offered to RACP Fellows, trainees, medical students and medical graduates.

Can I nominate someone for an Award?

You can nominate a Fellow or trainee for a number of Awards listed as a College or Congress Prizes. Check the eligibility and requirements for each Award before you submit a nomination.

How do I apply or nominate someone for an Award?

To apply or nominate another Fellow or trainee for an Award you must:

  1. Ensure that you or the nominated applicant meet the eligibility criteria
  2. Read the Terms and Conditions for the Award
  3. Submit your application or nomination by:

Contact the Foundation

Email: foundation@racp.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9256 ​9639

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