British Heart Foundation

The Fulbright British Heart Foundation Award provides an opportunity for a postdoctoral academic researcher to pursue a period of research into biomedical or clinical aspects of cardiovascular disease at any higher education institution in the USA.

The British Heart Foundation is the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research in the UK and their vision is a world where people don’t die prematurely from cardiovascular disease. To achieve this, they fund pioneering research into the causes, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease, from basic laboratory science right through to clinical trials. In addition to its large research portfolio, the British Heart Foundation promotes cardiovascular health and helps people with heart disease by providing up-to-date information about cardiovascular conditions.

Every year, the British Heart Foundation spends around £100 million to support the most talented scientists from PhD students right up to British Heart Foundation professors, providing both personal awards and grants for short and long term research projects, infrastructure and strategic initiatives.

The Fulbright British Heart Foundation Award covers any appropriate 12-month research project and welcomes applications from clinical and non-clinical postdoctoral academic researchers.

Grantees will not be permitted to practise clinically in the US; research projects must be laboratory-based and must not involve direct clinical contact with patients.

Grant amount

  • Monthly salary commensurate with grantee's experience and in line with UK national pay scales. This is intended as a contribution towards any institutional fees and accommodation & maintenance costs while in the USA.
  • The British Heart Foundation will also cover one return economy fare to the US and reasonable health insurance coverage for the grantee. Applicants should include estimates of these costs in their application.