Visiting Fellow Awards

The Raine Medical Research Foundation has long recognised the importance of collaborative research and the benefits of attracting leading scholars to Western Australia. As a result, it introduced the Raine Visiting Fellow Award program in 1971 and has since contributed more than $1.5m to facilitate the visit of distinguished scientists of international standing to Western Australia.

These scholars bring many benefits including the cross-fertilisation of skills and ideas, new clinical procedures and information, as well as important reciprocal exchange programs. Visiting Fellows also make a significant contribution to teaching and research programs.

It is an outstanding program that is now acknowledged by the local scientific community as a major resource that facilitates global networking and collaborative joint ventures.


Nominations for Visiting Fellow Awards are invited for visits in 2020, in the following categories:

  1. Raine Visiting Professor Awards (nominee must hold a professorial appointment)
  2. Charter Hall Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Awards (nominee must be a postdoctoral researcher who is within seven years of completing their PhD)


Nominations may include requests for funding for airfares and a daily allowance (inclusive of accommodation, transfers and meal costs).

The host institution is required to provide a cash contribution towards the Award.

A cash contribution from the host institution is required.

Guidelines and Conditions

The Guidelines and Conditions governing the Awards are subject to regular review by the Research Committee to ensure that they are relevant and clearly articulate the main principles for selection.

Visiting Fellow Awards are open to all academic and medical research institutions in Western Australia, with specific eligibility criteria outlined in the Conditions.

Visiting Fellow Awards Guidelines and Conditions


Nominations for Visiting Fellow Awards for visits in 2020 are now closed. Nominations for visits in 2021 will open in August 2020.


Important Information for Applicants

Visiting Fellow Awards Program – Important Information


Certification Form

Please download the certification form (fillable PDF or PDF format, available below) and upload in the online nomination with all required signatures.

Visiting Fellow Awards Certification Form (PDF)

Visiting Fellow Awards Certification Form (fillable PDF)


Key Dates

Call for Nominations – 9 August 2019

Applications close – 19 September 2019, 1.00 pm AWST

Awards announced – December 2019

Funds distributed – January 2020

Raine Lecture Series

Raine Lectures


Raine Visiting Professor Awards

Charter Hall Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar Awards