MIGA Doctors in Training Grants Program

Supporting skills development amongst doctors in training

DIT Grants Program

The MIGA 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.
We remain immensely proud of our DIT Grants Program and the support it provides to doctors in realising their career aspirations.

The Grants

Six individual DIT Grants of $10,000 each

Six individual DIT Grants of $10,000 each are available for doctors undertaking advanced training to enhance their qualifications and benefit their career and local community.

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

  • Specialised fellowships
  • Indigenous community placements
  • Placements with volunteer organisations
  • Undertaking research in a specific area of medicine
  • Postgraduate study
  • Pursuit of advanced training which is in addition to that provided within the doctor's accredited college or society training program.

Key dates

Applications for the 2023 DIT Grants Program closed on Tuesday 31 October 2023. Further details for the 2024 Program will be released in May 2024. 

Successful applicants for the 2023 DIT Grant Program will be contacted by Friday, 8 December 2023. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by Friday, 22 December 2023.

  • Am I 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
    • Either:
      • In their 1st to 8th 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. For these doctors, 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.
      • Incurring expenses in the form of course fees, travel expenses and/or membership to professional bodies in relation to the training program, that exceed $8,000. (Applicants are welcome to submit other expenses to support their application, however the eligibility of these expenses for the grant application will be assessed at the discretion of MIGA).
    The doctor should be undertaking the training to enhance their qualifications and benefit their career and local community. Review our terms and conditions for more information on eligibility. 
  • Want more information?

    Download a copy of our DIT Grants Program brochure to find out more.
    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 marketing@miga.com.au.

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 past recipients

Dr Nick Barton

Clinical Fellow in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia & Intensive Care

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Dr Colby Hart

Ophthalmology Subspeciality Fellowship (Cornea Fellow)

London University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Read more

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

Read more

Dr Thomas Goodsall

Fellowship in Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Gastrointestinal Ultrasound

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Adelaide, South Australia

Read more

Dr Rebecca Kelly

PhD in Population Health

University of Oxford
Oxford, United Kingdom

Read more

Dr Kai'En Leong

Advanced Cardiac Imaging (CT/MRI) Fellowship

Royal Brompton Hospital & Hammersmith Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Read more

Dr Adele Storch

Visiting Research Associate at Section of Women’s Mental Health

King's College
London, United Kingdom

Read more

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