Rural résumé boost bursary

2021 bursaries

Monash’s Gippsland and North West Victorian Regional Training Hubs are supported by funding from the Australian Government, under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program, to improve rural and regional training pathways and opportunities for medical graduates.

Through this program the Regional Training Hubs areGroup of doctors looking at tablet offering a limited number of bursaries in 2021 to assist medical trainees who live and work in the Loddon Mallee and Gippsland areas of rural Victoria to access training and professional development activities in the 2021 calendar year.

Applications for Rural Résumé Boost Bursaries will be accepted anytime up to 5pm on the closing date of Sunday 3 October 2021. Depending on volume and quality of applications received, part-funding may be awarded.


Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be currently living and working as a doctor in Gippsland or North Western Victoria (the Loddon Mallee) as one of the following:
    • Intern in a regional intern training program with a view to remaining in the region for PGY2.
    • Resident Medical Officer or Unaccredited Registrar with an interest in joining a rural vocational training program
    • Registrar undertaking an approved College rural vocational training program or rural rotation
  2. Applicants must also:
  • demonstrate that the proposed activity meets a specific learning need and is directly relevant to their career ambitions
  • intend to practice regionally in Australia once Fellowed
  • be willing to provide a Final Report to Monash Rural Health and give  feedback to peers

Additional recognition is given for any previous rural exposure including at Secondary and Medical school.

What activities are eligible for funding?

Each bursary is capped at $2,000 per individual as a contribution towards any of the following:

  • Courses or workshops (face-to-face or online)
    For Interns, RMOs and Registrars to access courses or workshops that are required as part of entry to or completion of an approved College Training Program
  • Scientific meetings or conferences Registration/conference fees for RMOs and Registrars to attend scientific meetings or conferences of direct relevance to a College Training Program
  • Specific skills training
    For Vocational Trainees to gain specialised experience
  • Research Publication
    Costs directly associated with publishing research in a recognised journal
  • Resources To purchase relevant training resources such as textbooks, journal subscriptions, or access to online libraries

When and how to apply

Please complete the online application form below:

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Attach all relevant documentation, including an up to date résumé in your application. Forms must be submitted before 5pm on Sunday 3 October 2021. No late applications or separate attachments will be considered.


All eligible applications will be considered by our assessment panel - all decisions are final and no correspondence contesting the outcome will be responded to. All applicants will be notified of the outcome in November 2021.

Depending on volume and quality of applications received, part funding may be awarded.

Successful applicants must then provide banking details within 10 business days to enable payments to be made. If banking details are not provided in the ten days, the offer of the bursary lapses.

For more information or enquiries please email: (Gippsland) or (North West)

Bursary funding is made available through the Commonwealth Department of Health, Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program