Doctors in Training Grants Program

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"Supporting skills development amongst doctors in training"

As a doctor in training, a benefit of being a member with MIGA is the opportunity it gives you to apply for a Doctors in Training (DIT) Grant.

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

Thank you to all doctors who submitted an Application for the 2016 Program.  Applications have now closed.

Information detailing the 2017 DIT Grants Program will be available from our website in early May 2017.

The Grants

Each year, MIGA offers four individual DIT Grants of $5,000. The funding is intended to assist doctors meet the costs incurred in pursuing their training opportunity which can include travel, accommodation, Program fees and other associated expenses.

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

Whether all four Grants are awarded or not is subject to MIGA receiving suitable Applications which meet MIGA's selection criteria.

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 DIT Grants Program is open to doctors in Australia 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.

How to apply

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

  1. Prepare your answers to the Program's 'Required Questions', which will be available from May 2017. 
  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 by the closing date.

Key dates of the Program

Each year Applications are open from May to November, with Grants awarded during December.

Please note Grant recipients from each Program year must commence their Training Program by the following July.

Interested?

Check back to our website in early May when full details for the 2017 Program, including a brochure and Online Application Form, will be available. Any queries regarding the Program can be directed to marketing@miga.com.au.

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