Research Entry Scholarships

Applications for ​2019 Scholarships close Monday 16 July 2018 at 11:59pm AEST.

These Scholarships assist Fellows and trainees who are at the start of their research careers​ and are enrolled, or about to enroll in a Masters, PhD or equivalent research higher degree, that are without stipend.

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Please read the Awards Terms ​& Conditions carefully before submitting your application.


RACP NHMRC A​wards F​or Excellence

The RACP Foundation is pleased to announce that eight RACP NHMRC Awards are available for 2019.

These awards are offered to Fellows and trainees who are nominated recipients of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Medical and Dental Postgraduate Research Scholarships.

Applications are made through the NHMRC application process. See NHMRC website for details.

These awards are valued at up to $10,000 per annum for up to three years. 

2019 RACP Research Entry Scholarships

Arnott Research Entry Scholarship in Cancer Research

P​urpose: To provide stipend support to further research into the causes and prevention of cancer
​V​alue: Up to $45,000 for one year
​Eligibility: Australian and New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters. Restricted by specialisation
​T​enable: Australia and New Zealand

The Scholarship is made available by a bequest of the late Jean Brindley Arnott.

Basser Research Entry Scholarship

P​urpose: 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
E​ligibility: Australian and New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
T​enable: Australia and New Zealand

The Scholarship is made available by a bequest of the late Sir Adolph Basser O.B.E.

RACP Australasian Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine Research Entry Scholarship

P​urpose: To provide stipend support to encourage and support the promotion of research in the field of sexual health medicine
V​alue: Up to $40,000 for one year
Eligibility: Australian and New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP AChSHM
​T​enable: Australia & 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 available from funds provided by Fellows of the Australasian​ Chapter of Sexual Health Medicine 

RACP Fellows Research Entry Scholarship

P​urpose: ​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
V​alue: up to $45,000 for one year
E​ligibility: Australian Fellows and Trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
T​enable: Australia
Special ​requirement: The successful applicant will be requested to publicise the award through speaking engagements and participation at College events

The Scholarship is made available by donations from the Fellows of the RACP

Jacquot Research Entry Scholarships in Nephrology

P​urpose: 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
V​alue: Up to $45,000 per annum. Recipients are eligible to apply for continuation of funding for up to three 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
See The Jacquot Awards for more information.

New Zealand Fellows Research Entry Scholarship

P​urpose: 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
​V​alue: Up to NZ$45,000
​Eligibility: New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
T​enable: ​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 available by donations from the NZ Fellows of the RACP.

See New Zealand Awards for other NZ awards.

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Research Entry Scholarship

P​urpose: To provide stipend support for one year to undertake research in any area of internal medicine or ​Paediatrics
V​alue: Up to $30,000 
Eligibility: Australian Fellows and trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
T​enable: Australia

The Scholarship is made available by a grant from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation matched with funds provided by the RACP.

Biennial Awards not offered for 2019

RACP AFRM Research Entry Scholarship

P​urpose: 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
V​alue: Up to $45,000 for one year ​
E​ligibility: Australian or New Zealand Fellows and advanced trainees of AFRM
T​enable: 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 available from funds provided by Fellows of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

New Zealand Odlin Research Entry Scholarship

P​urpose: To provide stipend support for research in the causes and treatment of cancer, or hypertension
Value: Up to NZ$45,000
​E​ligibility: New Zealand Fellows and trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
T​enable: ​New Zealand, Australia and overseas
The Scholarship is made available by bequest of the late Mrs Elva Price Odlin.

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation Research Entry Scholarship in rural health

P​urpose: To provide stipend support for two years to undertake research into rural health issues
​V​alue: Up to $30,000 p.a. for two years
E​ligibility: Australian Fellows and trainees of the RACP, its Divisions, Faculties and Chapters
T​enable: Australia
Special ​requirement: Applications must demonstrate that the research:

  • is directly related to identified rural health issues
  • involves collaboration and/or partnership with rural organisations
  • will involve some time spent in outer regional, rural or remote areas

The Scholarship is made available by a grant from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation matched with funds provided by the RACP.

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