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

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.

Key dates

Applications open
Friday, 1 May 2020

Applications close
Friday, 6 November 2020 at 5pm (ACDT)

Application outcomes announced
Mid-December 2020

Eligible Training Program dates
Training must commence by 30 September 2021

  • 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 2020 Program will open on Friday, 1 May 2020. 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 from 2019 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.


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

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