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Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Scholarship


Important Notice:

In response to the COVID-19 virus, GPRWMF would like to advise our Awardees, collaborators and the OHNS community that we will continue operating under revised protocols. We are also here to support recipients of Foundation funding, whose Awards may be impacted by current events.

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RACS has suspended Selection in 2020 for the 2021 intake until further notice


The Academic Surgeon-Scientist Research Scholarship (ASSRS) provides successful applicants to the SET program who have a desire to undertake research, with a stipend to undertake a Masters or PhD. Up to four Scholarships are offered annually in Australia and New Zealand.

Term of award

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


Candidates who have been selected onto the College of Surgeons Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery SET program and who have discussed and been accepted as an eligible candidate for a Foundation-approved project with one of the Professors in ORL, as listed on the Foundation website every February.


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 a supplementary allowance for minor items of equipment, consumables and conference attendance.

How to apply

Scholarships are offered annually to outstanding candidates. The contact details of Professors who are offering research projects will be listed on the Foundation website each year, ahead of the SET application process opening in February.
Each SET candidate is responsible for discussing projects of interest with the appropriate Professor. Upon being accepted onto the SET program, the College of Surgeons will communicate ASSRS outcomes ahead of research projects starting the following January.

Application requirements

Contact details for Heads of Departments/Units of OHNS who are offering research projects in 2021 are listed in supporting documents on this page.

Information and timeline for selection in 2020 for the 2021 SET intake is available on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) website.

Please see the Information Brochure above for further details of the Application Process.