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2022 PhD Scholarship

This Scholarship provides funding to support successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy or Research Master’s degree). It will support outstanding graduates early in their careers so they can be trained to conduct cardiovascular health and medical research that is internationally competitive.  

The research may lead to the translation into practice. If so, the PhD proposals should clearly cite the evidence that is to be implemented from guidelines and /or published systematic reviewers. 

Demonstration of translation and implementation methodologies and stakeholder and/or consumer engagement and co-design are also strongly encouraged in the PhD proposal.

What’s the value of the Scholarship?

Stipend Year 1$40,000
Stipend Year 2$40,700
Stipend Year 3$41,400

Up to 3 years of support.


Partner funding with the NHMRC
Applicants applying for NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship funding, are eligible to apply for the Heart Foundation PhD Scholarship. Funding from both schemes must have the same funding commencement date. If the applicant is successful in both funding schemes, they have the option of accepting the NHMRC funding and a top-up salary funding from the Heart Foundation. Top-up funding amounts is relative to the NHMRC funding amount.

When can you apply?
Applications open: 28 March 2022
Applications close: 6 May 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 Guidelines for more details including eligibility requirements and the application process.  

Apply Now  

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

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