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:
A cash contribution from the host institution is required.
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.
Nominations for Raine Visiting Professor Awards for 2019 are now closed. The 2020 round will be advertised in August 2019.
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 – 23 August 2018
Applications close – 27 September 2018, 1.00 pm AWST
Awards announced – December 2018