Health Professional Scholarships

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Health Professional Scholarships support cardiovascular health professionals to undertake a PhD. 

Health Professional Scholarships are designed to encourage established health professionals to become active in research, however, recently graduated health professionals are also eligible. Applicants will be encouraged to continue their cardiovascular health practice during their PhD. 

Priority is given to health professionals working in cardiovascular healthcare, including allied health professionals, to further develop Australia’s cardiovascular health research capacity and encourage evidence-based health practice and research translation.

Health professionals who have a strong research background are uniquely placed to champion and lead the translation of research into practice, with the potential to produce immediate health outcomes.


  • Any health professional engaged in (or planning to be engaged in) cardiovascular research. This includes but is not limited to general practitioners, clinicians, cardiologists, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, other health professionals
  • Any area of cardiovascular health research including clinical, biomedical, public health and health services research.


3 years


Stipend of up to $40,720 pro rata per year 

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

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via the Research Portal

The portal will open for applications on 18th February 2019 and close Friday 5 April 2019 at 5.00pm AEST. Applications must be endorsed by the Administering Institution by this date.

Eligibility Requirements can be found here

Further information on how to apply

Apply here - Please note: programs do not appear in the portal until the day it opens for applications

More information

Contact the Research Team: 


Tel. (03) 9321 1581