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Our Research Partners



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Our Research Partners

The Heart Foundation is extremely proud of the research partnerships we have established with the following affiliates and acknowledges their contribution towards supporting valuable cardiovascular research


The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Cardiovascular Health Mission supports research to improve heart health and reduce stroke in Australia. In 2020, the Heart Foundation partnered with the MRFF Cardiovascular Mission to fund 8 innovative and collaborative research projects in the areas of cardio-oncology, predictive modelling, secondary prevention and Women and heart disease.


The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) leads the development and maintenance of public and individual health and ethical standards with significant achievements spanning over six decades. It is the primary body for funding prestigious health-related research in Australia, aiming to enhance the health of all Australians. The Heart Foundation and the NHMRC work together to support leading cardiovascular researchers.

Sax Institute

The Sax Institute is a not-for-profit organisation that improves health and wellbeing through improved use of evidence to drive policies, programs and services. The Heart Foundation has partnered with the Sax Institute to offer 45 and Up Cardiovascular Research Grants. These provide awardees with access to the 45 and Up Study, Australia’s largest ongoing study of health and ageing, to generate insightful research outputs and evidence in the context of cardiovascular disease.

Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that works with the public, government, health professionals, patients, carers and stroke survivors to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community. The Heart Foundation works together with the Stroke Foundation on common goals and shared interests such as the Hypertension Taskforce.

Last updated14 March 2024