Scientific and Clinical Research Fellowships, Scholarships, and Travel Grants

28 January 2021

RANZCOG and the RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation proudly support promising Fellows, Trainees, clinical researchers and scientists undertaking high quality, innovative research and training  in women's health. Annually, research fellowships, scholarships, and travel grants are awarded across Australia and New Zealand, in the fields of obstetrics, gynaecology and the reproductive sciences.
The assessment process was again very competitive this year with twenty-four applications received across Australia. Given the high quality of candidates, selecting successful applications is challenging, especially when considering the limited funds available.

The RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation Grants Committee confirms that the following applicants have been offered research and travel scholarships and fellowships.
Glyn White Research Fellowship
Recipient: Dr Teresa Macdonald
Institution: Glyn White Research Fellowship
Project: Is increased foetal growth velocity during pregnancy associated with perinatal and neonatal indicators of pathological overgrowth?
Norman Beischer Clinical Research Scholarship
Recipient: Dr Tegan Triggs
Institution: Mater Mother’s Hospital
Project: Reducing emergency caesarean birth for foetal distress in women with small or poorly grown infants using Sildenafil Citrate – The Rid Stress 2 Randomised Controlled Trial

RANZCOG NSW State Committee Trainee Research Grant 
Recipient: Dr Dave Listijono
Institution: Royal Hospital for Women
Project: NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide)-raising agent as novel treatment for endometriosis: A pilot study.
Recipient: Dr Rahul Chatterjee
Institution: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Project: Forces exerted on the pelvic floor and perineum during normal and instrumental vaginal delivery.
RANZCOG NSW State Committee Fellow Research Grant
Recipient: Dr Supuni Kapurubandara
Institution: University of New South Wales
Project: Improving the diagnostic workup of pelvic floor myofascial pain in women.
Recipient: Dr Amy Feng
Institution: Blacktown Hospital
Project: LigaSure Retractable L-Hook compared with Harmonic Ace +7 as a single instrument for total laparoscopic hysterectomy: Is bipolar energy superior to ultrasonic energy? A randomised controlled trial.
UroGynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA) Research Scholarship
Recipient: Dr Victoria Buckley
Institution: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Project: Prolapse surgery and the overactive bladder
Brown Craig Travelling Fellowship
Recipient: Dr Alexander Chen
Institution: China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
Project: Dr Chen will undertake a 12-month Fellowship at the China Medical University Hospital, to gain intensive exposure to open, laparoscopic, and vaginal surgical skills under the mentorship of well-respected gynaecological oncology and urogynaecology surgeons in a low resource setting. 
The Foundation is grateful to all those who have so generously supported its philanthropic work in the past year. We acknowledge and thank our individual donors and partner organisations for their important contributions to the RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation scholarships and grants.
Your donation will help support new discoveries and advance knowledge in women’s health. Donations of $2 or more to the RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation are tax deductible. The purpose of this funding is to make new discoveries and to advance knowledge in women’s health.
If you would like to contribute a significant gift to support a RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation grant or scholarship, please email [email protected]



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