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

Applications for this program have now closed

Successful applicants will be advised in late July 2019

This program will reopen in 2020

More information

Contact the Research Team: 


Tel. (03) 9321 1581