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. 

The Grants

Four individual DIT Grants of $5,000 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.

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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.

Key dates

Applications open
Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Applications close
Friday, 1 November 2019 at 5pm (CDT)

Application outcomes announced
Mid-December 2019

Eligible Training Program dates
Must commence by 31 July 2020

  • 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
    • 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.
      • 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 their Medical College or Society.
    You should be undertaking the training to enhance your qualifications and benefit your career and local community. 
  • How can I apply?

    Applications for the 2019 Program will open on Wednesday, 1 May 2019. Please check back to our website at that time to find out full details of how to apply.
  • Want more information?

    Download a copy of our Doctors in Training Grants Program brochure to find out more.
    If you have any questions 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.

View report library

Meet our 2018 recipients

Dr Kartik Bhatia

Fellowship in Interventional Neuroradiology
University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital & Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr David Humphreys

Volunteer placement with Médecins Sans Frontières
Hassakeh National Hospital
Hassakeh, North-Eastern Syria

Dr Julia Lai-Kwon

Clinical Fellowship, Drug Development Unit
Royal Marsden Hospital, National Health Service Trust
London, United Kingdom

Dr Millicent Osti

Master of Philosophy - Focus on scabies research
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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