How to apply

Applying

  • Important information – The Heart Foundation will be introducing an online grants management system soon. It is anticipated that all 2017 applications will be submitted online once this system has been launched. Further information will be provided in due course.

  • Applications are due by 5pm (AEST) on the closing date and must be endorsed by your institution’s research office.

  • Applications that do not adhere to the instructions will not be considered.

  • The relevance of an application to the purpose of the award is assessed by the peer review committee and not by Heart Foundation staff.

If you’re successful

If you’re successful, you will receive an offer, usually late November. After accepting the offer, you will enter into a formal funding agreement.

Examples of funding agreements:

More information

More information about managing your award and your obligations is available in the Manage my funding section

The peer review process

  • The Heart Foundation manages a contemporary peer review process using external panel members selected based on their skills and experience in the cardiovascular research setting.
  • The peer review process accounts for conflicts of interest and applications undergo rigorous review as explained in detail in the instructions to applicants for each award.
  • The details and assessment of all applications are subject to privacy policies and laws, which we uphold.

Contacting us

You can contact the Heart Foundation research team by calling us on (03) 9321 1581, or send an email to research@heartfoundation.org.au

Application closing dates for the 2017 research funding round are:

Award Closing date
Future Leader Fellowships Wednesday 12 April
Postdoctoral Fellowships Friday 21 April
Vanguard Grants Wednesday 3 May
Stroke Prevention Grant Friday 12 May
Partnership Engagement Grants  Friday 19 May
Health Professional Scholarships Friday 23 June
Australian Indigenous Scholarships Friday 23 June
NSW CVRN Research Development Grants TBA
Collaboration & Exchange Awards Friday 8 September

What you need to know before applying

The Heart Foundation will be introducing an online grants management system soon. It is anticipated that all 2017 applications will be submitted online once this system has been launched. Further information will be provided in due course.

Applications are due by 5pm (AEST) on the closing date and must be endorsed by your institution’s research office.

Applications that do not adhere to the instructions will not be considered.

The relevance of an application to the purpose of the award is assessed by the peer review committee and not by Heart Foundation staff.

For initial questions about applying, please contact the research office at your institution.

If you are considering applying for funding from us, please be aware that:

  • All research funded by the Heart Foundation must be conducted primarily in Australia and be related to cardiovascular health.
  • Applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident, or must have applied to become an Australian permanent resident.
  • Research supported by us must be administered by an NHMRC Administering Institution.
  • Ethics clearances (where required) need to be in place for the duration of the award.
  • We do not fund researchers, research groups or institutions that have accepted money from the tobacco industry or persons connected with the tobacco industry.
  • Specific eligibility criteria apply for each award. Please check that you meet the criteria before applying by carefully reading the instructions for applicants, which are available on the web page for each award.

The following table outlines the process and general timeframe for our major awards:

  FLF PDF VG AIS HPS
Applications open* Feb Feb Mar Apr Apr
Closing date* Apr Apr May Jun Jun

Peer review committee

Initial review          
Second review          
Applicant interview          
Recommendation for funding          
Research Committee          
National Board          
Offers of awards* Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov

*Approximate dates only. Final dates are confirmed at the beginning of each year. 

FLF: Future Leader Fellowship; PDF: Postdoctoral Fellowship; VG: Vanguard Grant; AIS: Australian Indigenous Scholarship; HPS: Health Professional Scholarship

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