Announcing our 2018 heart health research awards

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The Heart Foundation, Australia’s largest non-government funder of heart health research, has announced the recipients of its 2018 research awards. This year’s awards deliver funding to 84 researchers across the country.

The announcement is part of the organisation’s $50 million investment into heart health research, delivered through the Heart Foundation’s 2018 -2020 One Heart strategy.

This latest funding builds on a $580 million investment into research. *

An investment in high impact heart disease research

 In 2018, the Heart Foundation has invested in 84 Australian researchers across:

  • 41 Fellowships
  • 7 Scholarships
  • 36 Project Grants

Backing world-leading excellence and innovation in heart research

The Heart Foundation has also announced funding for five awards that highlight excellence and innovation in heart health research:

Ross Hohnen Award for Research Excellence

This award recognises 2018’s most outstanding and innovative Vanguard Grant application and provides an additional $10,000 on top of the Grant. The recipient is:

  • Clinical Professor Graham Hillis, University of Western Australia (WA)

Heart Foundation Paul Korner Innovation Award

This award recognises this year’s most innovative Future Leader Fellowship and Postdoctoral Fellowship applications and provides $20,000 on top of the Fellowship. The Future Leader Fellowship 2018 recipients of the Paul Korner Innovation Award are:

  • Dr Connie Wong, Monash University (VIC)
  • Associate Professor Yuerui Lu, Australian National University (ACT)

The 2018 Postdoctoral Fellow recipients of the Paul Korner Innovation award are:

  • Ms Dorothea Dumuid, University of South Australia (SA)
  • Dr James McFadyen, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (VIC)

Discover more about the awards and the 2018 recipients.

What’s next for Australia’s heart health research leaders?

Over the next few months, the Heart Foundation is excited to share stories highlighting the world-leading work of our research grant recipients – stay tuned!


* The Heart Foundation has invested $580 million into heart health research since 1962. This figure has been adjusted for inflation.