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

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