Innovation Centre

Innovation Centre Grants

2024 NSW CVRN-VCCRI Research Innovation Grant

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This is the fourth year the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI) has partnered with the NSW Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN) to offer this exciting 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 eight facilities:

Up to four grants of $7,500 will be awarded to EMCRs, to be used to access the equipment and expertise of the VCCRI Innovation Centre.


The 2024 NSW CVRN-VCCRI Research Innovation Grant 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



The 2024 NSW CVRN-VCCRI Research Innovation Grant is open to early to mid-career researchers:


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

Closing Date

Entries for the 2024 NSW CVRN-VCCRI Research Innovation Grants will open on Monday 16th April and close on 20th November 2023.

How to Apply

  1. Review the 2024 NSW CVRN-VCCRI Research Innovation Grant guidelines and master services agreement, and complete the application form;
  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; and
  4. Submit the form by 12pm (AEDT) Monday 20 November 2023.

Applications will be assessed by an independent panel and applicants will be informed of outcomes in mid-December 2023.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

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