NSW CVRN-VCCRI Research Innovation Grant

- 2021 grant applications for the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute's Innovation Centre has now closed -

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The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI) and the NSW CVRN have partnered to offer this exciting new opportunity which provides early to mid-career researchers (EMCRs), access to the VCCRI Innovation Centre to support short term projects focussed on cardiovascular research.

Proudly supported by the NSW Government, the VCCRI Innovation Centre gives researchers access to state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technologies, as well as expert staff who can assist with everything from project planning through to data analysis and interpretation. The Innovation Centre boasts seven facilities:

Five vouchers of up to $5,000 will be awarded to EMCRs, to be used to access equipment and expertise of the VCCRI Innovation Centre.


The CVRN Research Innovation Grant Scheme 2021 aims to support the research and careers of early to mid-career cardiovascular researchers by giving them access to the world-class technologies, training and expertise in the VCCRI Innovation Centre



2021 NSW CVRN-VCCRI Research Innovation Grant is open to: 

  • Early to mid-career researchers (10 years post PhD) who are members of the NSW CVRN
  • Whose research is in the field of cardiovascular disease and related conditions.
  • Are employed in a NSW based institute (e.g. university, research organisation, not for profit or LHD); and
  • Are CVRN members (membership can be organised prior to the application being lodged – see application form for details). .


Eligible projects are projects conducted by early to mid-career researchers which focus on cardiovascular disease. Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Focus on knowledge gaps in cardiovascular health and diseases, particularly in NSW;
  • Would be ready to commence within 3 months of the grant being awarded;
  • Can be completed within 12 months; and
  • Are likely to lead to tangible outcomes.

Closing Date

12 noon on Tuesday 22 December 2020

How to Apply

  1. Complete the 2021 NSW CVRN-VCCRI Research Innovation Grant application form and guidelines here
  2. The application form and attachments are to be submitted by email to:
  3. Please include CVRN Research Innovation Grant in the subject and body of the email
  4. Submit the form by 12 noon Tuesday 22 December 2020

Applications will be assessed by an independent panel in the new year and applicants will be informed of outcomes in February 2021.