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Thanks for your interest in our funding opportunities. Our grant recipients enjoyed meeting with you and making new connections.


It was great to connect with so many people at our stand at the CSANZ conference. We hope you enjoyed this year’s event. Congratulations to our prize draw winner Mrs Esther Lee, who won a Littmann® stethoscope.


Find out about our research and training funding opportunities

The Heart Foundation offers project grants, fellowships and scholarships each year. These are awarded to health professionals and researchers.

For enquiries, contact Sibs Moyo:
09 571 4657


Funding opportunities


How can you support the next generation of researchers?

The Foundation100 Fellowship supports future heart health leaders and change-makers. 

The Foundation100 Fellowship is funded by a group of philanthropic alumni who are previous Heart Foundation research funding recipients. They share a passion for making a difference by supporting others in heart research and specialist training. 

For Foundation100 enquiries, contact Alison Wheatley-Mahon:
+64 021 345 159




Looking for cardiac resources for your patients? 

The Heart Foundation has over 100 resources available on a range of topics in digital format or as printed copies.  

See our range of posters, pamphlets and booklets on heart conditions, heart tests, managing risk factors and healthy eating.  

Many of our resources are available in Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Te Reo, Cook Island,  Niuean, Samoan and Tongan.


Cardiac resources

We fund bench to bedside

Dr Anna Pilbrow

DNA and genetics to identify risk of heart attacks and heart failure

Dr Anna Pilbrow is the recipient of the Heart Foundation’s inaugural Foundation100 Fellowship.

Her research aims to identify people at imminent risk of a heart attack by finding markers that may circulate in the blood.

It also seeks to establish genetic markers identifying people most likely to develop heart failure after a heart attack.


Watch Anna's video


Learn about Anna's research

International training benefits provincial New Zealand

Dr Libby Curtis received a Heart Foundation Fellowship to work on ground-breaking heart research at Rennes University Hospital in France before bringing her specialist skills back to Hawkes Bay Hospital.
During her year-long training and research fellowship, she gained experience in a new method which uses a clip to repair the tricuspid valve without open heart surgery.
This combination of clinical work and research at a leading European hospital could bring real benefits to the New Zealand health system.

Learn about Libby's research


New pacemaker a ‘game changer’ for heart failure treatment

Dr David Crossman is investigating the benefits of a newly developed pacemaker that could potentially reverse the decline of failing hearts.

Unlike current cardiac pacemakers, which pace the heart at regular intervals, this new device modulates heart rate in response to breathing.

The pacemaker mimics heart rate patterns that are prominent in elite athletes.


Learn about David's research

Inaugural Pacific Research Fellow enhancing discharge planning equity

Dr Sandra Hanchard was awarded the Heart Foundation’s inaugural Pacific Research Fellowship.

Her project on Equity-focused discharge planning for heart failure seeks to understand what equity looks like for discharge planning and how some disparities in outcomes for Māori and Pacific people develop.


Dr Sandra Hanchard

Erina Korohina

Kaupapa Māori action research to reduce nutrition inequities

Erina Korohina was awarded a Heart Foundation Māori Cardiovascular Research Fellowship.

She’s using kaupapa Māori approaches to support whanau and communities to develop an approach to eating well that works for them in their environment and with resources that are easily accessible.