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 Aotearoa New Zealand

Applications for the 2023 round of Women’s Health Foundation research scholarships, fellowships and travel grants are now closed*.

*Excluding GPPTSP, Mercia Barnes Trust grants and the Shan S Ratnam award, which have different open dates.

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 RANZCOG Associate Training Program (Advanced Procedural).
Fotheringham Research Fellowship
Early-career RANZCOG Fellows and Advanced FRANZCOG trainees can apply for $50,000 over two years to support research in all aspects of O&G, and related disciplines.
Ferring Research Grant
FRANZCOG trainees in Australia can apply for $12,500 to support research that leads to improvements in education and training in obstetrics and/or gynaecology, or that positively influences the overall standard of care for women.
Ella Macknight Memorial Scholarship
Researchers within five years of a Masters or PhD can apply for $50,000 over two years to support research into any aspect of O&G, and related disciplines.
Arthur Wilson Memorial Scholarship
Researchers within five years of a Masters or PhD can apply for $60,000 over two years to support research into any aspect of O&G, and related disciplines.
Glyn White Research Fellowship
Victorian-based researchers within five years of a Masters or PhD can apply for up to $25,000 to support research into perinatal medicine.
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.
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 improved treatment of pelvic pain.
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.
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 three grants promote academia as a career pathway.
Brown Craig Travelling Fellowship
Early-career RANZCOG Fellows and Advanced FRANZCOG trainees can apply for one of two $5,000 travel Fellowships for study or presentation of a scientific paper in O&G.
Mizuno-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.
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.
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 First Nations trainees

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Trainee Scholarship
Are you an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specialist trainee, prevocational doctor or medical student? Find out how you can apply for a scholarship to attend RANZCOG scientific meetings.


For international O&G trainees and associates

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.
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 can apply for RANZCOG Pacific Scholarships to attend RANZCOG events in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.
RANZCOG Pacific Associate member CPD Scholarship
Pacific Associate members can apply for this scholarship to attend the RANZCOG Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Australia.
The Anatomy of Complications Workshop Pacific Scholarship
Current or recently graduated Master of Medicine (O&G) trainees from an eligible Pacific medical school may be nominated to attend the Anatomy of Complications Workshop (ACW) in Perth, Western Australia, with free registration, and funding for travel and accommodation.
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 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 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 Book Prize by their Heads of O&G.


For high school students

Liam and Frankie Davison award
Senior secondary students resident in Australia or New Zealand can apply for the $1,000 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.


Updated
23 August 2023

OUR AWARDEES

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.