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Research funding programs

Our research funding supports outstanding researchers who share our vision of an Australia free from heart disease.

Supporting breakthrough heart research in Australia

The Heart Foundation is proud to be Australia’s largest non-government funder of heart-related research. Our research funding programs support and develop excellence in heart research, from bench to bedside and beyond. 

The Heart Foundation funds innovative and world-class research programs, exploring issues related to heart disease in the areas of biomedical, clinical, public health and health services.  

We provide opportunities for individual researchers and projects that support our goal to prevent heart disease, improve heart health and enhance the quality of life of all Australians.  

2021 Funding Portfolio Alumni Webinar


In November 2020, The Research Program hosted an alumni webinar with a special preview of the 2021 Heart Foundation funding portfolio, new developments of the Research portal, overview of the peer and consumer review process and insights from Peer Review Committee members, Associate Professor Dion Stub

I’ve had support from the Heart Foundation throughout my research career. That’s been amazing and has allowed me to pursue an independent research career.
- Professor Andrew Steer 

Funding portfolio  

Funding can be applied for under several program categories. 

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