NSW Health and Medical Research

Cardiovascular Research Capacity Program

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

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.

Cardiovascular Senior and Early-Mid Career Researcher Grants 2024

The 2024 round of Senior and Early-Mid Career Researcher Grants is now closed.

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 MOH-OHMRGrants@health.nsw.gov.au 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 MOH-OHMRGrants@health.nsw.gov.au

  • 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) hosted a workshop on 9 May 2024. The purpose of the workshop was to support researchers intending to apply for the Senior and Early-Mid Career Researcher Grants Program in 2024. There were also online pitching sessions available. Registration for both the workshop and pitching sessions has now closed.

Workshop Educational Resources

Videos of this year’s workshop can be viewed on YouTube here.

Slide presentations from this year’s workshop can be downloaded: Part 1 and Part 2.

Videos from the 2023 workshop can be viewed on YouTube here.

There are more education resources on developing a grant application available on the OHMR website 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 MOH-OHMRGrants@health.nsw.edu.au in the first instance.

Round 4 recipients

Congratulations to the Round 4 recipients of the Cardiovascular Research Capacity Program.

Cardiovascular Senior Researcher and Early-Mid Career Researcher Grant Round 4 recipients:
Please see full list here.

Cardiovascular Elite Grant Round 4 recipients:

  • Professor Julie McMullen
    Project – Targeting mechanisms underlying exercise-induced protection to prevent and treat cardio-metabolic disease in males and females.
  • Dr Izzy Jayasinghe
    Project – Visualising the unseen proteomic heterogeneity of the human heart

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

Updated 2 weeks ago

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