RANZCOG NSW State Committee Travelling Scholarship


The RANZCOG NSW State Committee Travelling Scholarships were established in 2017 to support NSW FRANZCOG trainees to train in a developing county in the Asia-Pacific region.

The scholarship funds are provided by the NSW State Committee (previously NSW Regional Committee) of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), and are administered through the RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation.

The scholarships are intended to:

Provide excellent opportunities for trainees to improve skills in open surgery;

Promote a unique perspective on clinical care issues beyond the scope of usual training;

Allow the development of clinical skills in a different manner to that available for the majority of locally based training;

Contribute to RANZCOG’s commitment to engaging with the Asia-Pacific region on issues of reproductive health.


To be eligible for the RANZCOG NSW State Committee Travelling Scholarship, applicants must:

Be a FRANZCOG NSW trainee who occupies a prospectively approved training position in NSW at the time of application and;

Be a FRANZCOG NSW trainee who has completed a minimum of 138 weeks FTE (three years) of basic training and has sat and passed the FRANZCOG written examination or is an Advanced trainee at the time of travel. Applicants must apply for and receive Prospective Approval of Training from the NSW Regional TAC Chair via the online portfolio;

Spend three (3) or six (6) months in a developing country located in the Asia-Pacific region and be actively involved in the education of local colleagues; midwifery or medical depending on the setting;

Not have previously been awarded a RANZCOG NSW Asia-Pacific region travelling scholarship to a developing country in the duration of their training.

Number of scholarships

Two (2) awards of $10,000 each or one (1) award of $20,000.


Applications open Tuesday 30 April 2024 at 9.00am (AEST)


For further information, please contact the RANZCOG Women’s Health Foundation:

Email: foundation@ranzcog.edu.au
Phone: +61 3 9412 2993

23 April 2024