Heart Foundation: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards

In 2019 the Heart Foundation created the “Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards" for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups/individuals who want to work/undertake research in cardiovascular health. Funding is provided for Australia’s best and brightest researchers to explore a wide range of issues around heart disease, including areas relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Applications open

1 Feb 2022

Applications closed

1 Apr 2022

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $120,000

Applicable study areas

Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • Demonstrate that the funding requested is beneficial to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people/communities with preferably long and short-term benefits
    • Be involved in cardiovascular research or wanting to become involved in cardiovascular research
    • Ensure that the award is only used in Australia

    Refer to The Heart Foundation's website for further details.

    Selection criteria

    Projects are expected to produce tangible outcomes with the potential of creating high impact change in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cardiovascular health research community, whilst also providing a capacity building opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and/or students.

  • Application process

    Applications are submitted online via The Heart Foundation's website.

    Further information about eligibility, funding duration, and the application process is available at the website, and for enquiries contact research@heartfoundation.org.au.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Successful applicants are notified in June.

  • Variations of this award

    In addition to the “Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards”, The Heart Foundation offer a further seven grants, awards, scholarships and fellowships:

      • Future Leader Fellowships
      • “Level 1 Fellowships” with a stipend of $91,620 plus $40,000 project support per year
      • “Level 2 Fellowships” with a stipend of $111,980 plus $50,000 project support per year.
    • Postdoctoral Fellowships with a stipend of $76,350 per year.
    • Health Professional Scholarships with a stipend of up to $40,720 per year..
    • Vanguard grants with a value of $75,000 per year.
    • Partnership Engagement Grants with a value of $150,000.
    • Collaboration and Exchange Awards with a value of $5,000 as a single payment.

What are the benefits?

Up to $120,000 in funding over 3 years is available to individual researchers or to groups of researchers working or wishing to work in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cardiovascular health sphere.

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