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CVD and Vaccination Grant

Enhancing influenza vaccination rates for people living with CVD or at high risk of developing CVD.

The Heart Foundation has a long history of supporting ground-breaking research and continues this tradition through new programs of strategic research into identified gaps within cardiovascular disease (CVD). With emerging evidence suggesting a possible correlation between influenza vaccination and improved CVD outcomes, this Heart Foundation research grant opportunity focuses on enhancing influenza vaccination rates for people living with CVD or at high risk of developing CVD. To be successful, the research project will generate strategies and/or interventions that are practical, scalable, and clinically impactful.

 This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Behaviour change models targeting individuals and/or the community
  • Studies on influenza vaccine awareness and/or hesitancy 
  • Novel evidence-based technologies and strategies to increase influenza vaccination rates,
  • Mechanisms for the association between influenza and increased risk of cardiovascular disease,
  • Strategies that are relevant and applicable to increase influenza vaccination rates in disadvantaged populations, and
  • Application of novel assessment tools that support increased influenza vaccination rates

Applicants who wish to be considered for funding by this Award must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • For the purpose of this funding program, the applicant is considered as Chief Investigator A (CIA)
  • CIA must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or have applied for Australian permanent residency at the time of the application
  • CIA must be involved in Cardiovascular Research
  • CIA must be from an NHMRC administering institution
  • CIA must also be based in Australia for at least 80% of the funding period.
  • CIA may only submit one (1) CVD and Vaccination Grant application however can be named as an Investigator on one other submission
  • Other named Investigators are permissible and will contribute to the evaluation of track record and project feasibility.
  • Up to 4 Investigators can be named on an application including the applicant (CIA)
  • The Heart Foundation reserves the right to fund none or multiple applications.
  • It is expected that applicants will be notified of outcomes of the CVD and Vaccination Grant in October 2022.
  • The start date must be within three months of the Grant being awarded.

What’s the value of the Grant?
$100,000 - 12 month duration

When can you apply?
Applications open: Monday 16 May 2022
Applications close: Friday 17 June 2022
Successful applicants notified: October 2022

How should you apply?
Applications must be submitted via the Heart Foundation’s Researcher Portal

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Please note: The application will only be available on the portal from the open date.

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