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ANZEF Scholarships

ANZEF supports eye health equity with scholarships and grants aimed at easing financial barriers and enhancing opportunities for ophthalmic training and professional development.

ANZEF scholarships and grants are available for the following individuals:

  • First Nations medical students and junior doctors in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand with an interest in eye health
  • Eye health professionals from low-resource settings in the Asia-Pacific region
  • RANZCO VTP trainees with an interest in First Nations eye health

2024 Scholarship Opportunities

The 2024 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC24) will take place on nipaluna country (Hobart, Tasmania) from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 May 2024.


ANZEF scholarships aim to facilitate the participation of aspiring ophthalmologists in the Conference. The following eligible applicants are invited to apply:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors and medical students who have an interest in eye health and ophthalmology
  • All RANZCO VTP trainees (Indigenous and non-Indigenous)


Scholarship Value

Scholarships can be used to cover or contribute towards the cost of conference registration, travel to and from NATSIEHC24 in nipaluna/Hobart, and hotel accommodation for the duration of the Conference, up to the value of AU $1,600. Please note that for Hobart-based successful applicants, the scholarship will cover the cost of conference registration only.

Key Dates

  • Applications open: Wednesday 14 February 2024
  • Applications close: Monday 18 March 2024 at 11:59pm AEDT
  • Applicants will be advised of the selection process outcome by mid-April 2024


How to Apply

Please complete the relevant application form by Monday 18 March 2024 at 11:59pm AEDT:

RANZCO Scholarships

Scholarships offered by RANZCO can be found here.