The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (the College) offers the Rowan Nicks International Scholarship each year. The Rowan Nicks Scholarships and Fellowships are the most prestigious of the College’s international awards and are directed at qualified surgeons who have the potential to be leaders in their countries.
The International Scholarship is designed to provide the Scholar with the opportunity to:
- Develop skills to enable them to manage a department.
- Become competent in teaching.
- Gain experience in clinical research.
- Gain some further exposure in a particular surgical field.
Conditions of the Rowan Nicks Scholarship
The Scholarship is usually tenable in a major hospital (or hospitals) in Australia or New Zealand, and will be awarded for a period of up to twelve months.
The Scholarship will provide funds for return economy class traveling expenses (including ground transport) between the home country and hospital attachment for the Scholar. A living allowance equivalent to $AUD 36,000 for twelve months in Australasia or appropriate pro-rata for another country will be provided in installments. This is a tax-free stipend.