RACP Foundation

About the RACP Foundation

The RACP Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the RACP. The RACP Foundation supports exceptional Fellows and trainees through Awards by means of fellowships, scholarships, grants and prizes. There are also Awards to encourage medical students and graduates learn and consider undertaking a career as a physician. 

What are the RACP Foundation Awards?

The RACP Foundation awards prizes, grants, scholarships and fellowships to:

  • Support the education and training of current and future Physicians
  • Support world-class research to address the challenges facing healthcare today

For more information about the types of Awards including who should apply or nominate, see the RACP Awards Overview.

Who can apply for an RACP Foundation Award?

The RACP Foundation Awards support Physicians at all stages of their career. Awards are available for:

  • RACP Fellows
  • RACP trainees
  • Medical students
  • Medical graduates

For more information about the types of Awards including who should apply or nominate, see the RACP Awards Overview.

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 Prize. 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:

  • Ensure that you or the nominated applicant meet the eligibility criteria
  • Read the Terms and Conditions for the Award
  • Submit your application or nomination by:
Applying online, or ​download the application or nomination form and submitt it (in a single pdf document) to Foundation@racp.edu.au.
Make sure that you submit your application or nomination by the due date and time indicated on the Award page.

RACP Foundation Awards overview

The RACP Foundation Awards overview provides a summary of:

  • The types of Awards offered by the RACP Foundation
  • Who is eligible for each type of Award*
*Each Award has additional eligibility criteria that you or your nominated applicant need to meet before you can submit an application or nomination.

Prizes

Awards

Provide

Who should apply? Who should I nominate?

College and Congress Prizes

Prizes to recognise exceptional Fellows and trainees, including competitions with monetary and other benefits.

RACP Fellows and trainees, medical students and medical graduates


Research Awards*

Awards

Provide

Who should apply?

Research Development Scholarships

Funding for smaller research projects for beginning researchers RACP Fellows and trainees beginning a career in research

Research Entry Scholarships

Funding for Fellows and trainees at the start of their research careers 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
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 fellowships 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

Awards

Provide

Who should apply?

Travel grants

Funding to support short periods of research or study. These grants may be used to cover travelling or re-establishment costs or fees. RACP Fellows and trainees intending to complete a short period of research or study which requires them to travel

Education Awards

Awards

Provide

Who should apply?

Study (Education Development) Grants

Funding for education and study, offered on a seasonal basis throughout the year 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 Medical graduates or trainees who identify as being of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Maori heritage

Division, Faculty and Chapter Awards

Awards

Provide

Who should apply?

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

RACP Fellows and trainees who are members of each specific Division, Faculty or Chapter

Medical students
Medical Graduates


Regional Awards

Awards

Provide

Who should apply?

Australian States & Territories

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

New Zealand

A range of Awards for New Zealand Fellows and trainees New Zealand Fellows and trainees

Indigenous and International Grants

Awards

Provide

Who should apply?

Indigenous Awards

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

Medical students

Medical Graduates
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

Fellows partnering with international medical graduates or specialists


Contact us

Email: foundation@racp.edu.au

Phone: (+61) 02 9256 5444

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