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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award

This funding is expected to produce tangible outcomes with the potential of creating high-impact change in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cardiovascular health research community.

Embedded within this project is a capacity building role for a research assistant, PhD student, or another student studying higher degrees. This role should be designed into the project and should be an introductory role in the field of cardiovascular research. The purpose of this role is to encourage more Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people into cardiovascular research.  

For applicants to be considered for funding, they must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • For the purpose of this funding program, the applicant is considered as Chief Investigator A (CIA)
  • CIA must be involved in Cardiovascular Research.
  • CIA must be from an NHMRC administering institution
  • CIA must also be based in Australia for at least 80% of the funding period
  • It is highly recommended that the CIA is an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Whilst non-Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person may apply, it is recommended that the person works closely, including co-designing project, with the community for which the research is taking place.
  • If the CIA is not an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, they must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or have applied for Australian permanent residency at the time of the application
  • Chief Investigator A (CIA) is not eligible for capacity building support.
  • Research must provide benefits to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and/or communities. This should be described in the application with relevance to the NHMRC Ethical Guidelines.


What’s the value of the Grant? 

TOTAL VALUE OF AWARD

$362,100

ANNUAL PROJECT SUPPORT$80,000
YEAR 1 CAPACITY BUILDING SUPPORT STIPEND $40,000
YEAR 2 CAPACITY BUILDING SUPPORT STIPEND $40,700
YEAR 3 CAPACITY BUILDING SUPPORT STIPEND $41,400

When can you apply?
Applications open: 9 May 2022
Applications close: 17 June 2022
Successful applicants notified: October 2022

How should you apply?
Applications must be submitted via the Heart Foundation’s Researcher Portal.
Please download the Research Program Funding Guidelines for more details including eligibility requirements and the application process.  

Apply Now  

Please note: The application will only be available on the portal from the open date.

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