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2022 Future Leader Fellowship

Future Leader Fellows are emerging leaders – the best and brightest in cardiovascular research.

Being awarded a fellowship will allow a researcher to build their research capacity, as they become leaders of research groups.

Level 1
To support the best and brightest cardiovascular researchers through prestigious and generous funding, helping them to develop as independent researchers.
To be eligible, applicants must have been awarded their PhD 3–6 years prior to the application closing date.

Level 2
To support researchers who are becoming leaders of cardiovascular research groups and developing their own research portfolio. To be eligible, applicants must have been awarded their PhD 7–10 years prior to the application closing date.

Level 3
To support senior researchers who have established careers in leading cardiovascular research groups and have developed an extensive research portfolio. To be eligible, applicants must have been awarded their PhD 11-15 years prior to the application closing date.

What’s the value of the Fellowship?  

 LEVEL 1LEVEL 2LEVEL 3
ANNUAL PROJECT SUPPORT$40,000$50,000$50,000
STIPEND – YEAR 1$90,000$110,000$120,000
STIPEND – YEAR 2$91,500$112,000$122,000
STIPEND – YEAR 3$93,000$114,000$124,000
STIPEND – YEAR 4$94,500$116,000$126,000

When can you apply?
Applications open:   21 March 2022
Applications close:  29 April 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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