• Apply for a Doctor in Training Research Scholarship

  • Applications for 2016 are now closed

  • 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.

    In 2016 Avant will provide 22 scholarships worth $450,000 in full-time and part-time research scholarships and grants for short-term projects for both emerging and more experienced researchers.

    See how the Avant Doctor in Training Research Scholarship has helped other doctors in training with their research in this video.

  • 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 2016
    Applications close 31 May 2016
    Review of applications May - August
    Scholarship recipients notified September

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

  • Need advice? Read the top tips from previous winners and judges

  • Meet our past winners


    2015 winners


    Advancement of Medicine category:

    • Dr Abhishek Sharma, QLD (Grant in aid, Surgery category)
    • Dr Thomas Ward, ACT (Grant in aid, Surgery category)
    • Dr Kerina Denny, QLD (Grant in aid, Medicine category)
    • Dr Jenny Lauschke, NSW (Grant in aid, Community Medicine and Paediatrics category)
    • Dr Sophie Liang, NSW (Grant in aid, Anaesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine category)

    Quality, Safety and Risk Management category: