• Avant Doctor in Training
    Research Scholarship Program

  • Applications for 2017 open February


  • "It's at this stage that you need to give young researchers the opportunity to shine and that's what Avant has done."

    - Dr Laila Ibrahim
    2015 scholarship recipient

  • 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.

    Congratulations to all the 2016 Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship recipients!

    We received a record number of high quality applications and 20 outstanding young doctors have been awarded research scholarships and grants-in-aid worth $425,000 under the Avant Doctors in Training Research Scholarship Program to undertake innovative research.

  • 2016 scholarship recipients


    Advancement in Medicine category


    Full time:

    • Dr Genevieve Oliver (NSW)
    • Dr Phoebe Williams (NSW)
    • Dr Rahul Muthalaly (VIC)

    Part time:

    • Dr Joseph Dusseldorp (NSW)
    • Dr Kazauki Negishi (TAS)
    • Dr Pedro Guio Aguilar (VIC)


    • Dr Alexander Olaussen (VIC)
    • Dr Michelle Sun (SA)
    • Dr Chris Lim (VIC)
    • Dr Susannah Ward (NSW)
    • Dr Rochelle Ryan (QLD)

    Quality in Medicine category


    Part time:

    • Dr Emily Fitzpatrick (NSW)
    • Dr May Wong (NSW)


    • Dr Ammar Kheir (QLD)
    • Dr Benjamin Lazarus (QLD)
    • Dr Felix Ng (VIC)
    • Dr Malcolm Forbes (VIC)
    • Dr Ramy Bishay (NSW)
    • Dr Samuel Davies (NSW)
    • Dr Clement Lee (NSW)
  • You can learn more about the previous years scholarship recipients here.

  • Planning is underway for the 2017 Avant Doctor in Training Scholarship Program. Applications open February 2017

  • 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 1 February 2017
    Applications close 31 May 2017
    Review of applications May - August
    Scholarship recipients notified September

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