Raine Visiting Professor 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 Professor Award Scheme 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 Professors also make a significant contribution to teaching and research programs.

It is an outstanding scheme that is now acknowledged by the local scientific 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:

  • Short-term visits – up to four weeks
  • Long-term visits – between four weeks and three months

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.

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

Raine Visiting Professor Awards Guidelines and Conditions


Nominations for Raine Visiting Professor Awards for 2019 are now closed. The 2020 round will be advertised in August 2019.


Important Information for Applicants

Visiting Professor/Scholar 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 – 23 August 2018

Applications close – 27 September 2018, 1.00 pm AWST

Awards announced – December 2018

Annual Report Forms

Annual Report Form

Acquittal Report Form

Raine Lecture Series

Current Raine Lectures


Raine Visiting Professors