Welcome to the Heart Foundation's Research Grants System

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The Heart Foundation is New Zealand's leading independent funder of heart research. With the generous support of our donors, we've invested more than $85 million into heart research since 1968.

The Heart Foundation is the charity that works to stop New Zealanders dying prematurely from heart disease. We are committed to funding vital research, promoting heart healthy lifestyles, and advancing cardiac care in this country.

Guides and format for research grant applications

The Heart Foundation manages all research funding applications, grant awards and grant reporting processes, through our Heart Foundation research grants system (portal), therefore; all applications must be submitted through this portal. 

Our guidelines to applications and frequently asked questions, are available in the help section (below), which is open to all visitors to the Heart Foundation research grants portal; a user account is not required to read through our guidelines.

Application submission process
Applicants with an active user account on the 
Heart Foundation research grants portal, will be able to log in below, by entering their email address and password, to access the applicants dashboard. Please note that the forgotten password option below, allows the user to resent their password.

For applicants, who do not already have an active user account, please create an account by completing the new account form below. You will then receive a confirmation email, with a link to verify your account, before you can access the Applicants dashboard (please note that our account verification email may be directed to your junk-mail).    

Closing dates and contact details 
Our closing dates for each grant type, are outlined in our 2023 grant opportunities page of the help section and are also included in the header of each application form. Applications must arrive to the Heart Foundation, by 5pm on the closing date. Please do not hesitate to contact our Research Grants Liaison via email with any questions: researchgrants@heartfoundation.org.nz

Full list of 2023 Research grant opportunities 

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Am I eligible to apply?

Yes, if you are affiliated with a tertiary institution, District Health Board or other Heart Foundation-recognised organisation in New Zealand.

The Heart Foundation Mission is to Stop New Zealanders dying prematurely from heart disease, and Help people with heart disease to live full and productive lives. To be considered for funding your application must align with our Mission.

If you're not sure of your eligibility, ask by contacting the Research Grants System administrator.

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