Grants and scholarships

We award trainees and doctors with funds they can use for research, study, travel and activities worldwide that support RANZCOG’s work promoting excellence in women’s health.

For doctors in Australia and New Zealand

General Practitioner Procedural Training Support Program (GPPTSP)
Are you a rural or remote GP? Find out how this Department of Health funding can assist you to complete the Advanced Diploma training program.
Mercia Barnes Trust research grants
Each year, the Mercia Barnes Trust invites applications from Aotearoa New Zealand researchers for research fellowships in the area of women’s and reproductive health, up to a value of $35,000 each.
Shan S Ratnam Young Gynaecologist Award
RANZCOG Fellows and FRANZCOG trainees under 40 years of age can apply to be funded to attend the biennial AOFOG Congress.
Brown Craig travel Fellowship
Early-career RANZCOG Fellows and Advanced FRANZCOG trainees can apply for one of two $5000 travel Fellowships for the purpo…
Mary Elizabeth Courier research scholarship
Australian and New Zealand medical graduates within 5 years of gaining a Masters or PhD can apply for $40,000/year for 1, 2 or 3 years for research into cancer amongst women; specifically, cancer of the cervix and/or uterus.
RANZCOG NSW State Committee trainee or Fellow research grants
New South Wales-based early-career Fellows and FRANZCOG trainees can apply for research funding. These four $10,000 grants promote academia as a career pathway.
RANZCOG NSW State Committee travelling scholarship
Two $10,000 (or one $20,000) awards are available to New South Wales-based trainees for the purpose of travelling to train in a developing county in the Asia Pacific region.
Robert Wrigley pain research scholarship
Early-career Fellows and Advanced FRANZCOG trainees can apply for $12,000 of funding per year over two years ($24,000 total) for projects that contribute towards the improvement of treatment of pelvic pain.
UroGynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA) research scholarship
Early-career Fellows and FRANZCOG trainees undertaking a research project in the field of urogynaecology can apply for funding of up to $20,000.
Jean Murray Jones scholarship
This scholarship provides up to $90,000 in financial assistance to a Western Australian-based RANZCOG Fellow or FRANZCOG trainee to undertake training or professional development in women’s health outside Western Australia.

For international O&G trainees and associates

RANZCOG / Bayer Book Prize
Recent graduates of University of PNG and Fiji National University Master of Medicine (O&G) and Diploma of O&G courses may be nominated for the RANZCOG / Bayer Book Prize by their Heads of O&G.
RANZCOG Academic Fellowship
Newly-appointed O&G academics at University of PNG and Fiji National University may be nominated for a RANZCOG Academic Fellowship by their Heads of O&G.
RANZCOG Brian Spurrett Fellowship
Pacific doctors and nurses can apply for this Fellowship to participate in CPD (usually to attend the RANZCOG Annual Scientific Meeting in Australia).
RANZCOG Pacific Associate member CPD Scholarship
Pacific Associate members can apply for this scholarship to attend the RANZCOG Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Australia.
RANZCOG Pacific Scholarship (State and Territory Committees and Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku)
University of PNG and Fiji National University O&G trainees, and recently-graduated O&G specialists, maybe be nominated by their Heads of O&G for this scholarship to attend key RANZCOG professional development events (such as Annual or Regional Scientific Meetings).
RANZCOG International Fellowship program
Early-career O&G specialists and advanced trainees from Asia-Pacific countries can apply to participate in a one-week intensive at an Australian hospital, and attend the RANZCOG Annual Scientific Meeting.

For high school students

Liam and Frankie Davison award
Senior secondary students resident in Australia or New Zealand can apply for the $1000 Liam and Frankie Davison award for outstanding achievement in literary writing on women’s health.

For training sites

Specialist Training Program (STP) funding
A funding initiative from the Department of Health to establish and support a variety of new training posts in expanded settings.


Our scholarship and grant recipients have used their funding for travel and research to pursue a wide range of professional development opportunities all over the world, all with the shared goal of excellence in women’s health.