Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards
Image: Kyly Mills and Lindsay Christian, Australian Indigenous Scholarship recipients
The Heart Foundation acknowledges that there are health inequalities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples and believe that self-determination in research is a way to potentially help address some of these inequalities. This expression of interest is designed to help facilitate this.
Although parameters are set below, the award/s will be given out at the discretion of the peer review committee and flexibility of awards will be considered (depending on applicant situations).
This award will be opened up to both individual or groups to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for research funding.
The requested expression of interest could be in several formats including but not limited to:
- a project grant funding
- funding for collaboration activities
- a travel grant etc.
EOI’s will need to demonstrate how the requested funding will benefit both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and/or communities, as well as how it will benefit the development of knowledge for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cardiovascular health management.
This award will be peer reviewed by predominately Aboriginal and/or Torres Island peoples (preferably research experts).
- funding requested is beneficial to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people/communities with preferably long and short-term benefits
- applicants are involved in cardiovascular research or wanting to become involved in cardiovascular research
- the award must be used in Australia
Up to 3 years for a fellowship
Up to 2 years for a scholarship
Up to 1 year for a grant
Up to 6 months for a travel grant
Total award value is $120,000 per annum for 3 years.
This value may be split across multiple awardees.
How to apply
Application opening was delayed by one week and has now opened.
Both forms must be fully completed and submitted by 5pm AEST 12 April.
Further FAQ about the award can be found here
Contact the Research Team:
Tel. (03) 9321 1581