Future Leader Fellowships

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The Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship supports the best and brightest cardiovascular researchers as they build their research capacity and become leaders of research groups.

Two levels of Future Leader Fellowships are offered for PhD graduates 3-10 years post-PhD. 

Level 1 Fellowships

The Level 1 Future Leadership Fellowship offers a generous salary and project funding to cardiovascular researchers. This is to facilitate high impact research outcomes and help researchers secure additional funding from further sources to help support their career and develop as independent researchers.

Eligibility

  • Must be 3–7 years post awarding of their PhD on the application closing date.

  • Be involved in any area of cardiovascular health research including biomedical, clinical, public health and health service delivery.

Duration

4 years.

Value

$91,620 stipend pro rata, plus $40,000 project support per year.

Please note: from 1 January 2020, all stipend portions of awards will increase with CPI.

Level 2 Fellowships

The Level 2 Future Leader Fellowship supports researchers to develop their own research portfolio and become leaders of cardiovascular research groups.

Eligibility

  • Must be 7–10 years post awarding of their PhD on the application closing date.

  • Be involved in any area of cardiovascular health research including biomedical, clinical, public health and health service delivery.

Duration

4 years.

Value

$111,980 stipend pro rata, plus $50,000 project support per year.

Please note: from 1 January 2020, all stipend portions of awards will increase with CPI. 

How to apply

Applications for this program have now closed

Successful applicants will be advised in late October 2019

This program will reopen in 2020

More information

Contact the Research Team: 

Email  research@heartfoundation.org.au 

Tel: (03) 9321 1581