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Postdoctoral Fellowship

This fellowship funding will allow a recent PhD graduates to boost their research career and enhance their ability to attract and secure future funding.

This Award is aimed at early career researchers and seeks to identify the strongest emerging Australian talent who have just completed or nearing completion of their postdoctoral studies (PhD). The successful Postdoctoral Fellow will have a demonstrated strong track record during their PhD and be working towards gaining recognition for their expertise in their research area

For applicants to be considered for funding, they 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 must be no more than 3 years post PhD prior to the application closing date
  • CIA must be awarded their PhD by the time their funding commences
  • Applicants may apply to undertake the Fellowship between 0.6 FTE to 1.0 FTE

Please note from 2022, the Heart Foundation is adopting new NHMRC policies regarding quality publications over quantity. Applicants are only required to add their best top ten publications from the past ten years (taking into consideration career disruptions).

What's the value of the fellowship?

Total value of fellowship $151,200
Stipend Year 1$75,000
Stipend Year 2$76,200

When can you apply? 
Applications open:  28 February 2022
Applications close:  8 April 2022
Successful applicants notified: October 2022  

How should you apply? 
Applications must be submitted via the Heart Foundation’s Researcher Portal.
Please download the Research Program Funding Guideline for more details.

Apply Now  

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

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