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Gillies Travelling Fund

Funding covers educational activities that improve and advance PRS in NZ. Eligible activities include overseas fellowship; attendance at an international meeting/course; research project; costs related to a higher degree; costs related to publication or funding a visiting expert to support trainee activities.

Eligible candidates include senior SET trainees and plastic and reconstructive surgeons who achieved FRACS within the previous year.

Applications are made in writing to the Chair, Gillies Trust Fund c/- Executive Manager  NZAPS.

Applications are considered annually with applications closing 30 September.  For applications forms  visit Gillies Travelling Fund Charitable Trust  (under ‘About us’ on this website) or contact for additional information.


RACS Travel and Research Scholarship Opportunities

The Australia and New Zealand Scholarship and Grant Committee (ANZSGC) invites trainees to apply for Research, Travel and Education awards being offered in the RACS Scholarships Programme.

Up to 37 scholarships, fellowships and grants are available each year to Fellows and Trainees. Applications for scholarships and fellowships open on 1 March and close late April.

Refer to the RACS website at for more information.

ASAPS Fellowship Programme

The ASAPS Fellowship programme expands on pre FRACS training in aesthetic surgery allowing subspecialisation in areas such as breast surgery, facial surgery, rhinoplastic surgery and body contouring surgery. Read more at ASAPS Website