Heart Foundation Focus Grants
Applications for Heart Foundation Focus Grants are now closed.
The Heart Foundation Focus Grant is designed to address research questions directly relevant to the work of the Heart Foundation. The Heart Foundation will identify research needs, explore strategic approaches for how to best address those needs and announce research questions for funding.
Funding mechanisms will be determined each year based on needs.
No unsolicited proposals will be considered.
Eligibility criteria: Open to all cardiovascular researchers.
Duration: Dependent on project, start date 10 December 2013.
Value: The Heart Foundation Focus Grant will provide up to $150,000 in project funding.
Information for applicants: Three research questions have been proposed for 2013 Heart Foundation Focus Grants
1. Improving the patient journey for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with heart disease.
What are the enablers, including those associated with culture, which lead to improvements in short and long term health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experiencing a hospital admission for an acute cardiac event?
2. Relationship between patient delay distribution and 12-month health outcomes.
Is there an association between patient delay distribution and 12-month outcomes of death, disability and heart failure for patients presenting with acute unstable coronary heart disease requiring revascularisation in the Australian setting?
3. Absolute risk screening in Pharmacy.
Can an integrated health check including absolute risk, along the lines suggested by the NVDPA Guidelines for management of CVD risk, be carried out in successfully in pharmacies in accordance with the quality requirements of the Pharmacy Guild
Further information on each research question, including key deliverables and timeframes, can be found in Appendix A of the Instructions for Applicants
For any further information regarding Heart Foundation Focus Grants, please email the Research Program team
, or call (03) 9321 1581.