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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 2023.

Key dates

Key dates
Senior and EMC Researcher Grants open 1 June 2023
Senior and EMC Researcher Grants workshop 17 July 2023
OHMR’s online portal opens 18 July 2023
Researchers submit applications via online portal for review by Host/ Administering organisations by 25 August 2023
Host/ Administering organisations review applications via the online portal and submit to NSW Health by 8 September 2023
Applications close 8 September 2023

Now open: Senior and EMC 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.

For more information please refer to the Guidelines and Application Form below.

Application Submission Process

The Office for Health and Medical Research is implementing a new grant management system which we expect to launch on 18 July.  Please use the word version of the application form to develop your proposal and then submit the application via the online Portal.

Should there be any delays with the launch of the grant management system, the word version of the application form will be submitted via email as in previous grant rounds. Any changes to the planned submission process will be communicated on 18 July via this webpage. Thank you in advance for your support and patience.

  • Senior and EMC Researcher Grant Application Form 2023

    DOCX - 119 KB

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Please see the 2023 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 are made by medical research institutes and universities. Individual researchers are unable to nominate themselves.

Opportunities to attract world-leading researchers to relocate from  overseas do not always align with NSW Health’s calls for nominations. Confidential inquiries about potential nominees are welcome at any time. Please email in the first instance.

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

Past recipients

The project directory lists all research projects and/or devices that have received funding through the Office of Health and Medical Research.

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