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 $75,000 pro rata per year.

How to apply

The closing date of 20 April 2018.

Please find our 2018 Eligibility and Award Stipulations (PDF), Instructions to Applicants (PDF) and an Example Application Form (PDF)

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We recommend that applicants submit this online form to their Research Office one week prior to the closing date.

Upon submission, the Administering Institution’s Research Office is required to review the application and either endorse it or request changes to the application.

More information

Contact the Research Team: 


Tel. (03) 9321 1581