The Raine Medical Research Foundation has long-recognised the importance of collaborative research and the benefits of attracting leading overseas scholars to Western Australia. As a result it introduced the Raine Visiting Professor Award Scheme in 1971 and has since contributed more than $1.5m to facilitate the visit of top, international scientists 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 scientists also make a significant contribution to teaching and research programs.
It is an outstanding scheme that is now acknowledged by the local scientifc community as a major resource that facilitates global networking and collaborative joint ventures.
The awards are based on the principle of advancing medical research at the highest level. They are offered in two categories:
Raine Visiting Professor Awards are offered subject to available funding.
The Conditions and procedures 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.
Raine Visiting Professor Awards are open to all academic institutions in Western Australia, with specific eligibility criteria outlined in the Conditions.
Nominations for Raine Visiting Professor Awards are now closed. Applications for visits in 2019 will be called for in August 2018.
Please download the certification form (fillable PDF or PDF format, available below) and upload in the online nomination with all required signatures.
Call for Nominations – 8 March 2018
Applications close – 12 April 2018, 1.00 pm AWST
Awards announced – June 2018