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Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Scholarship


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To provide financial support to surgical trainees in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery who have a genuine desire to undertake research through completion of a research-focused Doctor of Philosophy.

Term of award

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


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

The proposed degree must be a research-focused PhD.

See the Terms and Conditions of Award for full details (under Supporting Documents, at right)


Financial assistance is provided for up to three (3) years of the Scholarship, which is pro-rated if the Scholarship is undertaken on a part-time basis. A successful Applicant is also provided:

+ An annual Stipend
+ An annual supplementary allowance (for minor items of equipment and consumables)
+ A once-only travel allowance in the final year of Award

See the Terms and Conditions of Award for full details (under Supporting Documents, at right)

How to apply

Scholarships are offered annually to outstanding candidates.

SET candidates wanting to apply for ASSRS must approach a Professor/Project Supervisor to discuss projects. Contact details of Professors/Project Supervisors offering research projects will be listed on this page each year, ahead of the SET application process opening in February.

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.

See the Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Scholarship Brochure for full details (under Supporting Documents, at right)

Application requirements

Applications for the SET Program intake have closed for FY2021.

For further information, please continue to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) website.


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Applications open annually between early July and late August, with outcomes being announced in December.

Exceptions to this are: 1. Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Scholarship: supervisors are announced on the Foundation website in February, with applications being aligned with the SET application process. 2. Academic Surgeon-Scientist Fellowship: offered on a periodic basis. For more details, please email us. 3. Chairs in OHNS: for more details on submitting a Chair in OHNS Proposal, please email us (