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Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Scholarship (ASSRS)

Scholarship

This Award sits outside of the Award Round. Please see below for how to apply.

Purpose

To provide financial support to surgical trainees in OHNS who have a genuine desire to undertake research through completion of a research-focused Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Term of award

Up to three (3) years (full-time), pro-rated if part-time.

Eligibility

Applicants must have already been selected onto, or be in the process of applying for a position on, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' Surgical Education and Training (SET) Program in OHNS.

A Head of Academic Unit of OHNS in Australia or New Zealand must have accepted an Applicant as an eligible candidate for a Foundation-approved research project.

Individuals who currently hold a similar postgraduate scholarship must relinquish that scholarship to accept a GPRW ASSRS.

Individuals who have previously held and received funding for a GPRW ASSRS are ineligible.

Please read the Terms and Conditions of Award for all eligibility and ineligibility criteria.

Funding

A stipend of no more than AUD $70,000 per annum.

A supplementary allowance of no more than AUD $15,000 per annum for minor items of equipment and consumables.

A once-only travel allowance of no more than AUD $2,500 in the final year of the Award, to assist the Awardee in presenting an oral paper or lecture at a major overseas international conference.

How to apply

SET candidates wanting to apply for an ASSRS must approach a Professor to discuss projects. Contact details of Professors offering research projects will be listed on this Awards page each year, ahead of the opening of the annual SET application process.

Upon being accepted onto the SET program, the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons will communicate ASSRS outcomes ahead of research projects starting the following January.

Application requirements

Registration for the FY2022 SET Program intake closed on Wednesday 3 February 2021 at 5.00pm AEDT.

For further information on the SET Program, including the next registration dates, please continue to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) website.

Note: the Terms and Conditions of Award have been updated. 2022 Applicants, please ensure the most recent version (v3), published on this page is used when submitting.

 

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