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

Awardees for 2018 will be announced at the end of November/start of December.

This award will be re-opened in 2019

More information

Contact the Research Team: 


Tel. (03) 9321 1581