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

All applications must be submitted via the Research Portal

The portal will open for applications on 11 March 2019 and close Friday 26 April 2019 at 5.00pm AEST. Applications must be endorsed by the Administering Institution by this date.

Eligibility Requirements can be found here

Further information on how to apply

Apply Here - Please note: programs do not appear in the portal until the day it opens for applications

More information

Contact the Research Team: 


Tel. (03) 9321 1581