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Postdoctoral Fellowships

Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships encourage and support early-career cardiovascular health researchers to develop research skills and independence.

The Fellowships help further their research career as they become more competitive for future funding from a range of sources.

Fellowships are available to PhD graduates in the first 3 years after obtaining their PhD. 

By offering generous support for 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 3 years post awarding of their PhD on the application closing date.
  • 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

This award has now closed.

Apply for Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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

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

For optimal use of the online form, we recommend that you use a Chrome Browser.

Please find our 2017 Instructions to applicants (PDF) and an example  Application form (DOC)

More information

Contact the Research Team: 


Tel. (03) 9321 1581

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