International Awards

International Grants

The RACP awards International Grants to international medical graduates or specialists who intend to further their knowledge in fields of medical education and research.
Examples where International Grants may provide funding are:

  • For international specialists to visit Australia and/or New Zealand to learn specific skills either at one or multiple centres
  • Costs covering workshops or training courses run for international medical graduates or specialists overseas, which the RACP will fund in collaboration with an international institution

The RACP offers the following grants:

1. College International Grant - Asia Pacific Region (Developing Countries)

  • The recipient's elected funding field or topic of medical education must be in any medical specialty area represented by the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
  • The sponsor must be a Fellow of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters.
  • RACP Fellows fund this grant

2. Paediatrics International Grant – Asia Pacific Region

  • The recipient's elected funding field or topic of medical education must be in the field of paediatrics
  • The sponsor must be a Fellow of the Paediatrics & Child Health Division
  • Paediatric & Child Health Division Fellows fund this grant

Application closing date

There is no closing date for the College International Grant. The Paediatrics International Grant closes on 30 June 2017.

The RACP offers grants each year, and will award one of each type of grant per year to the first eligible applicant.

What is the award?

The RACP awards International Grants of up to $10,000 to each recipient, to cover fares, accommodation, and project or study costs.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the International Grant applicants must:

  • Have support (including financial support) from their home institution or medical network
  • Be sponsored by a Fellow of the RACP who has a proven relationship, including philanthropic or pro bono, with that institution or medical network

The applicant must be working on a project or in any field of study that:

  • Is able to have a direct impact on health outcomes in the proposed recipient’s home country
  • Aligns with the RACP priorities and policies

How do I apply?

  1. Read the Terms & Conditions (International Grants) (PDF 64KB)
  2. Get your sponsor to complete and sign the Application Form (.doc 336KB)
  3. Submit the application form and supporting documents in PDF format to the RACP Foundation.

Supporting documents include:

  • Proof of medical insurance or indemnification while in Australia
  • Valid visa and/or other relevant immigration requirements
  • Letter of acknowledgment of support from your institution, including contact details and support being provided (financial, indemnification, other)
  • Letter of acknowledgment of support from the Australian sponsor including contact details and support being provided (financial, on ground support, other)
  • Signed copy of the College Terms and Conditions for International Grants by sponsor
  • Signed copy of the College Terms and Conditions for International Grant by proposed recipient
  • Consideration Statement (Optional) - briefly state any special considerations or extenuating circumstances or why the RACP should specifically fund this application (maximum 500 words)

What is the approval process?

A panel of RACP Fellows will assess the application. The RACP Foundation will communicate the results of the review to the applicant.

Contact us

For further information on International Grants, please contact the RACP Foundation.

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