Doctors in Training Grants Program

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"Supporting skills development amongst doctors in training"

As a doctor in training, a benefit of insuring with MIGA is the opportunity it gives you to apply for a Doctors in Training Grant.

The Doctors in Training (DIT) Grants Program provides funding to assist doctors in training pursue advanced training opportunities in Australia and abroad.  Funds are provided to assist doctors meet the expenses associated with this additional training.

 The Grants

This year MIGA is excited to again offer four individual DIT Grants of $5,000 each.

The funding is intended to assist doctors meet the costs incurred in pursuing their training opportunity. Costs may include travel, accommodation, Program fees and other associated expenses.

Grant will be judged on merit and awarded to applicants deemed as submitting the most outstanding Applications.

Be inspired by past recipients

To see the potential of a DIT Grant and learn more about the breadth of available training opportunities, visit our impressive library of reports submitted by past recipients. Training undertaken has varied greatly - both in terms of training type and location. Reports cover recipients' personal and professional challenges and offer a great resource for doctors considering further training.

Who is eligible?

The MIGA DIT Grants Program is open to doctors who are:

  • Members of and insured with MIGA at the time of Application and funding of the Grant, and
  • In their 1st to 5th post graduate year; OR
  • Enrolled in an accredited training program with an Australian Medical College or Society, or have completed this training within the last two years.

The doctor should be undertaking the training to enhance their qualifications and/or benefit their career and local community. For those doctors enrolled in an Australian Medical College or Society, the Training Program or Placement for which they are seeking funding must be beyond the scope of training that is prescribed by the Medical College or Society.

 Examples of eligible training opportunities

  • Post graduate study in an area relevant to the doctor's service to their local community
  • Specialised fellowships
  • Indigenous community placements
  • Placements with volunteer organisations (e.g. Médecins Sans Frontières)
  • Undertaking research in a specific area of medicine
  • Pursuit of advanced training which is in addition to that provided within the doctor's accredited College or Society training program.


Download a copy of the DIT Grants Program brochure to find out more.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a 2016 MIGA DIT Grant, you will need to:

  1. Prepare your answers to the Program's 'Required Questions', as detailed in the 'Guide to the Application Process'
  2. Prepare any additional information you wish to provide as part of your submission. This is an opportunity to strengthen your Application and we strongly encourage you to include any relevant supporting documents
  3. Complete the DIT Grants Program Online Application Form, ensuring you have documents prepared under steps 1 and 2 above ready to upload.

Your Online Application Form, including any supporting material, must be submitted by 5.00pm (CDT) Friday, 4 November 2016.

To assist in the preparation of your submission, we have prepared a 'Guide to the Application Process' and encourage you to review this before your begin. This Guide includes details of the 'Required Questions' which are an integral part of your application.

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility or the application process, we encourage you to contact us on Free Call 1800 777 156 or by email at

Key dates & terms and conditions

Applications open Monday, 2 May 2016
Applications close Friday, 4 November 2016 at 5.00pm (CDT)
Recipients decided and all applicants advised of the outcome Mid-December 2016
Eligible Training Program dates Your Training Program must commence by Monday, 31 July 2017 to be eligible for a Grant

To review the full terms and conditions of the Program, please click here.


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