Partnership Engagement Grants

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These grants enable researchers to partner with the Heart Foundation to apply for NHMRC, ARC and other funding, for large-scale cardiovascular research projects.

The Partnership Engagement Grant (PEG) scheme offers Heart Foundation funds to leverage significant additional funding from other sources. Researchers can approach us with proposals to contribute to partnership grant applications to other funding agencies. 

By partnering with the Heart Foundation, researchers benefit from association with a large, reputable organisation that will enhance their ability to attract further funding. 

This scheme is predominantly aimed at NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health Projects  (Partnership Projects) and ARC Linkage Projects, but other partnership grant types will be considered.

The award provides financial, reputational and in-kind support. The Heart Foundation may agree to enter into up to twp partnership projects in any PEG round.

Current projects

Current projects that have gained funding via the PEG scheme:

  • A large-scale randomised trial to define the optimal front-of-pack labelling system for Australian foods. Professor Bruce Neal, University of Sydney, NSW 
  • Reducing population salt consumption in Victoria. Professor Bruce Neal, University of New South Wales, NSW 

  • Identifying and prioritising points for intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease inequalities in Australia, Professor Emily Banks, Australian National University, ACT

  • The evaluation of the impact of a world-first state-wide program in reducing cardiac arrests and other adverse events in Emergency Departments in New South Wales, Associate Professor Jack Chen, University of New South Wales, NSW

  • The effects of front-of-pack food labelling systems and health claims on consumers’ food choices. Professor Simone Pettigrew, Curtin University of Technology, WA

  • The Australia and New Zealand Fontan Registry: The ideal model to improve the adult life of children born with congenital heart disease. Professor Yves d’Udekem, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, VIC


Open to all researchers with cardiovascular research projects of interest to the Heart Foundation.


Up-front one-off funding support (project may be multi-year).


Up to $150,000 in cash contribution.

Submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI)

Awardees for 2018 will be announced at the end of November/start of December.

This award will be re-opened in 2019

More information

Contact the Research Team: 


Tel. (03) 9321 1581