Vanguard Grants

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Heart Foundation Vanguard Grants provides funding to test the feasibility of innovative concepts in public health or health services, including clinical service delivery.

They are available to researchers for concept studies with the potential to improve cardiovascular health in the short term.

Vanguard Grants encourage research and innovation in clinical or public health interventions and cardiovascular health practices. They are designed to facilitate feasibility testing that may lead to larger, more rigorous testing in the future. The projects will provide tangible outcomes with the potential to improve cardiovascular health.


  • Open to all cardiovascular researchers, however vanguard grants do not fund basic clinical or biomedical research.


1 year


Up to $75,000

How to apply

Applications closed 3 May 2018 at 5pm AEST. 

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

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.

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

More information

Contact the Research Team: 


Tel. (03) 9321 1581