• Avant Doctor in
    Training Research
    Scholarship Program

  • Applications for the Avant Doctor in Training Scholarship Program open in February 2018


  • ‘I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be the recipient of such a generous and prestigious award. The scholarship has been a major form of support and encouraged me to pursue a research pathway and become a clinician-academic.’

    - Dr Elie Matar
    2017 Advancement in Medicine Full-Time scholarship recipient

  • Congratulations to all of Avant’s 2017 Doctors in Training Research Scholarship winners. A total of 16 scholarships and grants have been awarded worth $400,000.

    Since its inception in 2012, the Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program has supported life-changing research to promote better patient outcomes and advance the careers of some of Australia's promising medical researchers.

    Started in response to the difficulties young doctors face in securing research funding, scholarships have supported research across a wide array of specialities.

    For any inquiries relating to existing applications please email Scholarship@avant.org.au.

  • 2017 Scholarship recipients

    Advancement in Medicine Category    
    Full time: Part time: Grants:
    • • Dr Dylan Morris (UK Temporary)
    • • Dr Elie Matar (NSW)
    • • Dr Sabapathy Krishnan (SA)
    • • Dr Ebony Liu (SA)
    • • Dr Satish Ramkumar (VIC)
    • • Dr Amanda Poprzeczny (SA)
    • • Dr David Liu (QLD)
    • • Dr Aaron Budden (NSW)
    Quality in Medicine category    
    Part time: Grants:  
    • • Dr Victor Aguirre (VIC),
    • • Dr Sean Stevens (VIC)
    • • Dr Rebecca Saunderson (NSW)
    • • Dr Shuichi Suetani (QLD)
    • • Dr Christopher Wong (SA)
    • • Dr George Stanley Heriot (VIC)
    • • Dr Elzerie De Jager (QLD)
    • • Dr Wee Loon Ong (VIC)

    You can learn more about the previous years scholarship recipients here.

  • download  
    Download the scholarship information pack
    Download the scholarship category guide
    Download the terms and conditions
    Download the evaluation criteria

    Not a member? Not a problem. Join Avant today to be immediately eligible.

  • Who can apply?

    Applicants must be:

    • an Avant member in one of three categories – Intern, RMO, Doctor in Training
    • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia
    • registered with the Medical Board of Australia
    • enrolled in a recognised research program.

    Key dates

    Applications open February 2018
    Applications close May 2018
    Review of applications May - August 2018
    Scholarship recipients notified September 2018
  • Find out more about our past scholarship recipients


    2016 scholarship recipients

    Avant proudly awarded 20 scholarships to the value of $425,000 in 2016.

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    Scholarship dinner

    Avant holds a dinner to celebrate and acknowledge the accomplishments of these outstanding researchers.

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    Scholarship grants dinner

    Past scholarship recipients

    Since 2012, the Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program has supported life changing research.

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