Pacific Island & South East Asian Travel Grant

Applications for the 2017 Pacific Island & South East Asian Travel Grant are now open.

Pacific Island and South East Asian surgeons and surgical trainees are invited to apply for a Travel Grant for 2017. These grants have been established to assist travel to Australia for the GSA Trainees' Day and Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) to obtain further education and training in General Surgery.

This year’s GSA ASM will be held in Canberra, from 29 September - 1 October 2017, focusing on Abdominal Wall and Hernia Surgery. The program will include both national and international expert speakers, with current and insightful plenary sessions. The Trainees' Day preceding the ASM on Thursday 28 September 2017 will focus on Hernia Surgery.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a permanent resident or citizen of an eligible Pacific Island or South East Asian nation (excluding Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore).

Conditions: The successful recipient(s) may submit a poster presentation for display at the GSA ASM. They will also be required to complete an evaluation form and to provide a written report at the conclusion of the ASM, regarding their experience at the meeting.

Value: In 2017, up to three (3) travel grants will be awarded. The Travel Grant consists of up to AUD $5,000 annually, to be put towards full registration for the Trainees' Day and GSA ASM (excluding associated courses and/or workshops) and may also be put towards economy travel expenses and accommodation.

Tenure: For the duration of the ASM in 2017.

Applicants apply using the Pacific Island & South East Asian Travel Grant application form and must include a letter of application, a brief curriculum vitae and two (2) written professional references. Please read the Pacific Island & South East Asian Travel Grant Policy carefully before applying. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 23 May 2017.

For further information please contact:

Karen Liu Research & Scholarships Coordinator
P +61 8 8274 3791
F +61 8 8373 7032