Postdoctoral Fellowships

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The Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship encourages and supports early-career cardiovascular health researchers to develop research skills and independence.

The Fellowship helps further postdoctoral researcher careers as funding becomes more competitive.

Fellowships are available to PhD graduates in the first three years after obtaining a PhD. 

By offering generous support to researchers through Postdoctoral Fellowships, the Heart Foundation is fostering future leaders of research, leading to the development of sustainable cardiovascular research in Australia.


  • Applicants must be in their first three years post awarding of their PhD on the application closing date.

  • Be involved in any area of cardiovascular health research including: biomedical, clinical, public health and health service delivery.


2 years.


Stipend of $76,350 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 October 2019

This program will reopen in 2020

More information

Contact the Research Team: 


Tel. (03) 9321 1581