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 60 doctors in training from across Australia to pursue their training dreams.
We are 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 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 open
Wednesday, 1 May 2024

Applications close
Monday, 30 September 2024

Application outcomes announced
Friday, 20 December 2024

Eligible Training Program dates
Training must commence by 30 September 2025

  • 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 and
    • Pursuing a training program or placement which is beyond the scope of training that is prescribed by their 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. 
  • How can I apply?

    If you wish to apply for a 2024 MIGA DIT Grant, you will need to:
    • Review the Guide to the Application Process 
    • Prepare your answers to the Program’s ‘Required Questions’, as detailed in the Guide
    • 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
    • Complete the DIT Grants Program Online Application Form, ensuring you have documents prepared under steps 2 and 3 above ready to upload.
    Your Online Application Form, including any supporting material, must be submitted by Monday, 30 September 2024.

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  • 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 memberbenefits@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 2023 DIT Grant recipients

Dr Ida Whiteman

Paediatric Cardiac Non-Invasive Imaging Fellowship

McGill University/Montreal Children's Hospital
Montreal, Quebec, Canad

Dr Xiuxian Pham

Neurocritical Care Clinical Fellowship

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Dr Christopher Chew

Joint Clinical Fellowship in Interstitial Lung Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension

Royal Brompton Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Dr James Sterrey

Paediatric and Oculoplastic Fellowship

Royal Devon and Exeter University Hospital
Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

Dr Cristian Udovicich

Clinical Research Fellowship in Radiation Oncology (Genitourinary and Central Nervous System Malignancies)

Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr Jia Sheng Yu

Fellowship in Immunodeficiency and Bone Marrow Transplant in Chronic Granulomatous Disease

Royal Free London Hospital
London, United Kingdom

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