Scholarship details

Funding Body:

National Heart Foundation of Australia


Heart Foundation Health Professional Scholarships

Research Areas:

Health Sciences


Postgraduate Research


Heart Foundation research scholarships complement other PhD funding sources by strategically providing support for the development of cardiovascular research capacity in under-represented areas of expertise.

The Health Professional Scholarship encourages health professionals to undertake a PhD in an area of cardiovascular research and actively apply evidence-based practice in order to develop the skills required to translate and implement research evidence into practice. It will also help them become more competitive for subsequent PhD awards.

The award provides the opportunity for applicants to return to the main PhD stream after a number of non-academic years and apply to other PhD scholarship schemes for funding.

Priority funding will be provided to health professionals working in cardiovascular healthcare, including allied health professionals, to further develop Australia’s cardiovascular health research capacity and encourage evidence-based health practice and research translation.


At the time of application, applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizens, an Australian permanent resident, or must have applied to become an Australian permanent resident.

Amount awarded:

Stipend of up to $40,000 per annum for up to 3 years.

Application guide:

Please download and read the Scholarships Office Submission Guidelines (see below) and follow the information to complete the applications.

Please note that the closing date at Scholarships Office is 21 June 2013.



Closing date:

21 June 2013