• Avant Doctor in
    Training Research
    Scholarship Program


    20 Scholarships to be awarded valued $450,000 in 2017

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  • "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.

    Applications for the Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship Program 2017 are now open. Avant will offer $450,000 in funding across a total of 20 scholarships and grants for full-time, part-time and short-term research projects. View the documents below for more information.

  • 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
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    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.

  • Find the right scholarship category for you

    Download the scholarship category guide.

  • 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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  • Submit your application now