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MIGA Doctors in Training Grants Program

Supporting skills development amongst doctors in training

MIGA’s Doctors in Training (DIT) Grants Program provides funding to assist doctors in training pursue advanced training opportunities in Australia and abroad. 

Since 2008, we have supported more than 50 doctors in training from across Australia to pursue their training dreams.
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant travel restrictions both internationally and within Australia, we will not be offering the Program in 2021.
We hope to recommence the Program for 2022, depending on how the pandemic resolves and on the lifting of travel restrictions.  With you, and the rest of the world, we are navigating uncharted territory.

We remain immensely proud of our DIT Grants Program and the support it provides to doctors in realising their career aspirations.  We appreciate the additional work, stress and risk associated with the pandemic.  We are here to support you should you need our assistance.
Thank you for your understanding and we encourage you to stay safe.

The Grants

Six individual DIT Grants of $10,000 each are available.

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.

Examples of eligible training opportunities

  • Post graduate study
  • Specialised fellowships
  • Indigenous community placements
  • Placements with volunteer organisations (e.g. Médecins Sans Frontières)
  • Research in a specific area of medicine
  • Advanced training in addition to that provided within your accredited College or Society training program.

Discover the potential of a DIT Grant

To see the potential of a DIT Grant we encourage you to review the reports of our past recipients.  Reports cover recipients’ personal and professional challenges and offer a great resource for doctors considering further training.


Meet our 2019 recipients

Dr Maeve Barlow

Diploma of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
London, United Kingdom

Dr William Cranwell

Clinical Research Fellowship in Dermatology

St John's Institute of Dermatology
London, United Kingdom

Dr Thomas Goodsall

Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Gastrointestinal Ultrasound

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Adelaide, South Australia

Dr Rebecca Kelly

PhD in Population Health

University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom

Dr Kai'En Leong

Advanced Cardiac Imaging (CT/MRI) Fellowship

Royal Brompton Hospital & Hammersmith Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Dr Adele Storch

Visiting Research Associate at Section of Women’s Mental Health

King's College
London, United Kingdom

Insurance policies are issued by Medical Insurance Australia Pty Ltd (AFSL 255906).  MIGA has not taken into account your personal objectives or situation.  Before you make any decisions about our policies, please review the relevant Product Disclosure Statement (which can be found here) and consider your own needs.