Partnership Engagement Grants

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Partnership Engagement Grants enable researchers to partner with the Heart Foundation to apply to NHMRC, ARC and other funding bodies, for large-scale cardiovascular research projects.

This program offers Heart Foundation funds to leverage significant additional funding from other sources. It is predominantly aimed at NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health Projects (Partnership Projects) and ARC Linkage Projects, but other partnership grant types will be considered.

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

The award provides financial, reputational and in-kind support. Partnership Engagement Grant applications should be aligned with the current Heart Foundation One Heart strategy.


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

All applications must have the support of a Heart Foundation representative. If you do not have the support of a Heart Foundation representation, you will be unable to submit your application.

Your Heart Foundation representative, should provide support in ensuring you project is aligned to the Heart Foundation’s current One Heart Strategy. If you do not have a pre-existing relationship within the Heart Foundation, the Research Program will endeavour to assist in finding options for support.




Applicants may request a financial contribution, an in-kind contribution, or a combination of both.

If requesting a financial contribution, the amount requested must be equal to or less than $150,000. Financial contribution is an up-front one-off payment

If requesting an in-kind contribution, the value of the contribution and the Heart Foundation representative must be confirmed prior to submitting your application. Please note, it is incumbent on the applicant to negotiate the in-kind contribution with the Heart Foundation independently of this application. There is no limit on the in-kind contribution requested.

External Funding Rounds

Applicants should be aware that this round of PEG’s will provide partnership opportunities for the following scheme rounds.

NHMRC Partnership Projects submission dates:

PRC Round 2                  -       14 August 2019

PRC Round 3                  -       5 December 2019


ARC Linkage Projects have a continuous submission process


For successful applicants, Letters of Agreement are sent out to applicants, along with draft Letters of Support, during the beginning of July.

Finalised Letters of Support will be provided 7 business days prior to submission dates

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