The Robert Edward Gough Fellowship

The Robert Edward Gough Fellowship

The Heart Research Institute (HRI)

Newtown, Australia

Robert Edward Gough Fellowship

With thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the late Robert Edward Gough, the Heart Research Institute (HRI) is pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural 2020 Robert Edward Gough Fellowship.

This innovative fellowship scheme, one of the most prestigious of its kind in Australia, aims to identify and support exceptionalresearch scientists demonstrating potential to become global leaders in
cardiovascular research. The scheme, valued at AUD$1,000,000 over a period of five years(AUD$200,000/yr),has been developed to support early-career researchers in the field of cardiovascular science and medicine.

About HRI

As a founding member of the Sydney Cardiovascular Research Consortium (,HRI is positioned at the forefront of innovative research to prevent, detect, and treat the world’s number one killer, cardiovascular disease. Our world-leading research spans all facets of cardiovascular disease, with particular strengths in biomedical and clinical research and trials.

HRI boasts internationally regarded research teams driven by scientists and clinician scientists who are experts in cardiovascular disease. Our areas of research interest include stroke, hypertension,
atherosclerosis, bioengineering, biomaterials, medical devices and thrombosis. More information can be found at Our state-of-the-art research facilities are located across two sites; at Eliza Street in Newtown, and on Level 3 of the Charles Perkins Centre, in the heart of The University of Sydney, Camperdown.

The Fellowship

The Robert Edward Gough Fellowship 2020 will include:

  • a one-line Fellowship grant worth AUD $1,000,000 over five years ($200,000/annum)
  • workspace in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities at the Heart Research Institute
  • administrative support
  • appropriate visa support for international applicants, if required
  • opportunity to collaborate with world-leading researchers with cardiovascular expertise.


The successful applicant will be an early-career researcher (within ten years of first academic or other research-related employment post-PhD, at the time of application), with a primary focus on basic biomedical cardiovascular research. Applicants with a strong background in molecular biology will be viewed favourably.

Further information and application process
Please go to:

Applications close 31st March 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.