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Funding Round 1 has now Closed

  • Applications for Funding Round 1 has now closed.
  • Outcome letters have been distributed to all applicants.
  • If you have completed your approved CPD activity, scan and email your receipts to to commence the reimbursement process.

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Funding Round 2 Key Dates

  • Applications open: 1 Nov 2017 – 28 Feb 2018
  • Assessment Panel review of applications: Mar 2018
  • Applicants informed via email of outcomes by end of Mar 2018
  • CPD activity window: 1 Apr 2018 to 28 Feb 2019

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Funding Round at a glance


Fellows from Specialist Medical Colleges* who live and work in rural / remote sites (at least MM2) across Australia. You must have been practising as a specialist in a rural / remote site for at least 12 months.



The Assessment Panel prioritises applicants who: have been practicing for a longer duration in more rural / remote settings, and who can demonstrate how their proposed CPD activity will contribute to achieving their personal learning goals. Practical skills workshops and courses are prioritised over Annual Scientific Meetings (ASMs).Read More »


Grant applicants^ will be notified of their application outcome via email. Once the CPD activity has been completed, grant applicants submit copies of their receipts including confirmation of registration to the Project Management Unit (PMU). They will be asked to complete a short online survey and then the funds will be transferred to their nominated bank account.

^Note: Applicants may register and pay for their CPD activities before receiving the outcome letter but do so at their own risk.Read More »

  • “I think that this is an essential part of rural and regional practice support as due to geographic and practical difficulties it is much more difficult for rural practitioners to get to appropriate continuing professional educational events.”

    RACS Fellow


What is the maximum amount I can apply for per Funding Round?

$2,000.00 per training day, up to (5) days (i.e. $10,000.00)

Can I apply for multiple CPD activities in the same Funding Round?

Yes – each application will be assessed individually. Note that you need to complete a separate application form for each CPD activity. See also FAQ 1.

How can I increase my chances of securing a CPD grant?

The Assessment Panel prioritises practical skills workshops and courses over Annual Scientific Meetings (ASMs).

When would I receive the CPD grant funds?

Once you have completed your approved CPD activity, email your scanned receipts related to CPD expenditure to Your receipts will be verified and you will be required to complete a short online evaluation survey to help improve the program. Finally, the funds will be reimbursed to your nominated bank account once you have completed the evaluation survey.