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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.

Update regarding application submission process 

The launch of our new Grant Management System has been delayed. Therefore, applications for this grant round will be accepted by email, as per previous grant rounds.

The closing date for applications of 8 September 2023 remains unchanged.

Researchers are advised to liaise with their Host Organisation regarding the timing of submitting applications to the Host Organisation. Host and administering organisations are required to authorise applications and submit them via email to NSW Health.

Further detail about the application submission process is provided below under Now open: Senior and EMC Researcher Grants.

Key dates

Key dates
Senior and EMC Researcher Grants open 1 June 2023
Senior and EMC Researcher Grants workshop 17 July 2023
Applications close 8 September 2023 (by 5pm AEST)

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

  1. All applications should be submitted by email to by 5pm (AEST) on 8 September 2023.
  2. Applicants must use the Senior and EMC Researcher Grants 2023 Application Form (available here) 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 you may not be notified that the email has been rejected.
  5. Any queries may be directed to

Please note that Version 2 of the Guidelines and Application Form were released on 8 August 2023 and detail the revised application submission process. There are no other changes to the Application Form and both versions will be accepted.

  • Senior and EMC Researcher Grant Application Form 2023

    DOCX - 113 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 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.

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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