Available funding and application details
The Heart Foundation offers a range of awards across a variety of categories for research into heart, stroke and blood vessel disease.
2014 Awards and closing dates
Application forms, instructions for applicants, assessment criteria and other supporting material for Heart Foundation funding will be available when the awards open for applications. Please ensure you read the relevant instructions very carefully before submitting your application. Applications open two months before the closing date.
Research Award Portfolio
In 2012, the Heart Foundation undertook a a major strategic review of its research program.
Following the year-long review process, a new suite of research awards was developed. The new funding portfolio addresses five needs for cardiovascular research in Australia, which are to:
- foster researchers of the future
- encourage blue-sky and innovative research
- better link research to health outcomes
- encourage multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional and multi-sectoral collabroation
- support research directly relevant to the work of the Heart Foundation.
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More information on the new funding portfolio:
Available to PhD graduates in the first 3 years after obtaining their PhD. This award helps promising early career cardiovascular researchers further develop research skills and become more competitive for future funding.
Future Leader Fellowships
The Heart Foundation offers two levels of Future Leader Fellowships for PhD graduates 3-10 years post-PhD. Generous funding supports the best and brightest cardiovascular researchers as they build their research capacity and become leaders of research groups.
Australian Indigenous Scholarships
Offered to identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples to undertake a PhD or Masters (by research) and build research capacity in the community.
Health Professional Scholarships
Encourages health professionals (including allied health professionals) to undertake a PhD in cardiovascular research. It provides up to 3 years of funding so that applicants can return to the main PhD stream after a number of non-academic years and become eligible for other PhD awards.
Collaboration and Exchange Awards
Collaboration and Exchange Awards offer Heart Foundation–funded scholars and postdoctoral fellows additional funding to visit Australian and overseas research facilities in order to develop collaborations that have the potential to further and strengthen their research activity and career.
Acknowledges and encourages innovation in research by providing a unique opportunity for additional funding support to fellowship recipients.
Vanguard Grants provide funding to test the feasibility of innovative concepts in public health and/or health services - including clinical services delivery - that may lead to larger, more rigorous testing in the future.
Partnership Engagement Grants
Provides financial, reputational and in-kind support for quality, large-scale research applications for funding from other sources
Heart Foundation Focus Grants
Each year, the Heart Foundation will determine and announce research questions for funding that are directly relevant to the organisation’s work.
South Australian Cardiovascular Research Development Program awards
The South Australian Cardiovascular Research Development Program (SACRDP) is supporting high quality research, which is relevant to heart, stroke and blood vessel disease with a focus on supporting early career researchers. The aim of this funding is to stimulate, enhance and sustain the collaborative potential of South Australian researchers.
NSW CVRN Research Development Project Grant
The NSW Cardiovascular Research Network Research Development Project Grant has been developed to stimulate, fund and support new collaborative research proposals (among NSW CVRN members) relevant to cardiovascular disease.
The Heart Foundation Research Program supports approximately $13 million in research each year. To determine which applications will be funded, all applicants enter a rigorous peer review process. Assessment is not undertaken by Heart Foundation Research Program staff but rather involves multiple, independent reviews by suitably qualified researchers.
For more information please contact the Research Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 03 9321 1581.