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2022 Vanguard Grants

The purpose of the Vanguard Grant is to provide funding to test the feasibility of innovative concepts in clinical, public health and/or health services (including clinical service delivery) or biomedical research which may lead to larger, more rigorous studies in the future. Both pilot studies and ‘stand-alone’ projects will be considered. These projects are expected to produce tangible outcomes with the potential to further advance preclinical research technology or improve cardiovascular health.

The Heart Foundation offers funding for Vanguard Grants in both one and two-year categories. One and two-year projects are assessed by separate peer review committees. Applicants will be required to select and justify the project length in relation to the feasibility of their proposed project when submitting their application.

What’s the value of the Grant?
Applicants can apply for a maximum budget of $75,000 for a one-year grant and maximum budget of $75,000 per year with total budget no more than $150,000 for a two-year grant.

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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