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Postdoctoral Fellowship



Research funding


Postdoctoral Fellowship

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

This fellowship is aimed at early career researchers and seeks to identify the strongest emerging Australian talent who have just completed or nearing completion of their PhD studies.

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: 

  • The applicant will be considered the Chief Investigator A (CIA) on the project.

  • 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 (including stroke 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

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: Monday 25 March 2024

Applications close: Friday 10 May 2024

Successful applicants notified: October 2024

How should you apply? 

Applications must be submitted via the Heart Foundation Grants Management Portal.

Download the  Research Program Funding Guidelines for more details.

Download the Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Question document to prepare your application.

Download the Research Plan template, you will be required to upload this to your application in the Grants Management Portal.

Last updated18 April 2024