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Cardiovascular Research Capacity Program

Supporting high-quality cardiovascular researchers to increase national and international competitiveness of NSW cardiovascular research.

A scientist at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute investigates how to prevent heart attacks

In June 2018, the NSW Government announced a $150 million investment over 10 years into cardiovascular research. NSW’s Cardiovascular Research Capacity Program funds high quality cardiovascular research in NSW in order to drive scientific discoveries, support the development of novel and innovative therapies, and improve health outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease.

Applications now open: Cardiovascular Senior and Early-Mid Career Researcher Grants 2024

The 2024 round of Senior and Early-Mid Career Researcher Grants is open for applications.

Key dates

Key dates
Senior and Early-Mid Career Researcher Grants open 8 April 2024
Senior and Early-Mid Career Researcher Grants workshop (preparing your grant application) 9 May 2024
Senior and Early-Mid Career Researcher Grants Online Pitching Sessions (obtain feedback on your proposed research project) 15 – 29 May 2024 (various dates)
Applications close 1 July 2024 (by 5pm AEST)
Notification of outcomes to applicants By 31 October 2024

Application and submission process

NSW Health invites eligible individuals to apply for the NSW Cardiovascular Research Capacity Program Senior and Early-Mid Career Researcher Grants.

Funding for these grants will be provided for three-year research projects. All researchers are encouraged to apply, including clinician researchers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers, researchers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and primary carers who have experienced career disruptions.

Please see below the instructions for applying (these are also included on page 2 of the Application Form and page 4 of the Grant Guidelines).

1. All applications should be submitted by email to by 5pm (AEST) on 1 July 2024.
2. Applicants must use the Senior and EMC Researcher Grants 2024 Application Form and attach any supporting evidence.
3. All applications will receive an email acknowledging receipt within 72 hours. It is the applicant’s responsibility to follow up if no acknowledgement email is received.
4. The maximum email size is 20MB. Larger emails will be rejected by the NSW Health server and applicants may not be notified that the email has been rejected.
5. Any queries may be directed to

  • Cardiovascular Senior and Early-Mid Career Grant Application Form 2024

    DOCX - 142 KB

Senior and Early-Mid Career Researcher Grants workshop and online pitching sessions

The Office for Health and Medical Research and the NSW Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN) are hosting a workshop to support researchers intending to apply for the Senior and Early-Mid Career Researcher Grants Program in 2024. The purpose of the workshop is to support researchers with their grant applications, offering tips and advice on how to write a successful application, to increase the strength and competitiveness of applications. The program will include presentations on key components of the grant application, delivered by experienced researchers, previous successful recipients, and grant administrators, and will feature a Q&A panel of experienced reviewers.

Date: Thursday, 9 May 2024
Time: 9:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Hybrid – online via Microsoft Teams and the NSW Ministry of Health, 1 Reserve Road, St Leonards NSW 2065
Cost: Free

To register (for the workshop and an optional pitching session), please complete the online registration form available here.

The videos from last year’s workshop can also be accessed here.


There are also optional online pitching sessions available to book. These are held in the weeks following the Workshop. The pitching sessions are designed for researchers to receive feedback on their proposed research project by ‘pitching’ their project to a panel of senior researchers. Participation in a pitching session is optional and is a confidential opportunity to pitch your grant proposal to an expert panel for feedback.

Dates/Times: 15 – 29 May 2024 (various dates)
Duration: 20 minutes per pitching session
Location: Online via Microsoft Teams
Cost: Free

To register (for the workshop and an optional pitching session), please complete the online registration form available here.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to a number of Frequently Asked Questions are provided here for potential applicants.

Please see the 2024 Senior and EMC Researcher Grants Guidelines for more detailed information.


Cardiovascular Elite Grants

Elite Postdoctoral Researcher Grants and Research Leader Grants encourage highly talented cardiovascular researchers to move to NSW from interstate or overseas.

Nominations for Elite Grants will only be accepted from eligible host organisations and must be signed by the nominated researcher. Individual researchers are unable to nominate themselves. Please refer to the Guidelines for more information.

Nominations for Elite Grants closes on 1 March and 1 September each year. Because we recognise that opportunities to attract world-leading researchers to relocate do not always align with these closing dates, we may be able to work outside of these timeframes if required. Confidential inquiries about potential nominees are welcome at any time. Please email in the first instance.

2023 Grant recipients

We are pleased to advise that 5 Senior Researchers and 11 Early-Mid Career Researchers have been awarded grants under Round 4 of the Cardiovascular Research Capacity Program.

Please see the list of successful grant recipients here. Further information about the research projects of all successful grant recipients is available on the Project Directory of our website.

Search the project directory

Previous Grant opportunities

Cardiovascular Collaborative Grants

  • Cardiovascular Collaborative Grants Application Form 2022

    DOCX - 91 KB

Research Leadership Grant

  • Research Leadership Nomination Form 2022

    DOCX - 84 KB

Postdoctoral Researcher Grant

  • Elite Postdoctoral Researcher Nomination Form 2022

    DOCX - 82 KB

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