Raine Visiting Professor Awards

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:

  • long-term visits, fully funded by the Raine Medical Research Foundation
  • short-term visits, funded on a share basis with the host Institution/School

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 medical researchers in Western Australia, with specific eligibility criteria outlined in the Conditions.

Raine Visiting Professor Awards Conditions


Raine Visiting Professor Awards are now closed for application. Applications for the next annual round will open in March 2018.


Important Information for Applicants

Raine Visiting Professor 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.

Raine Visiting Professor Awards Certification Form (fillable PDF)

Raine Visiting Professor Awards Certification Form (PDF)


Key Dates

Call for Nominations – 16 March 2017

Applications close – 27 April 2017, 1.00 pm AWST

Awards announced – June 2017

Annual Report Forms

Annual Report Form

Acquittal Report Form

Raine Lecture Series

Current Raine Lectures

Previous Recipients

Current Raine Visiting Professors

Past Raine Visiting Professors