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We want our research to be actively translated into policies and programs that make a difference - not just eliminating rheumatic heart disease, but significantly helping to close the health gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

We're proud to be a founding member of END RHD, a national alliance of organisations amplifying the voices of those most at-risk, and advocating for urgent, comprehensive action to tackle RHD in Australia.

As well as the END RHD CRE, the other founding members of the alliance are:

Visit the END RHD website to learn more about how you can get involved.

The END RHD CRE’s Indigenous Scholarship Scheme forms part of the Centre’s commitment to building capacity and developing capabilities for Aboriginal students and researchers.

The END RHD CRE is currently providing funding support for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to conduct higher degree research in one of the project research fields of epidemiology, bioscience, economic modelling, the lived experience of RHD, evidence translation and advocacy.

To be eligible for consideration, a student must:

  •  Be a new or existing Honours, Masters, or PhD candidate
  •  Conduct research relevant to ARF or RHD

Successful applicants will receive:

  •  An annual stipend of up to $5,000 for Honours students (1 year), or $29,000 for Masters (up to 2 years) and PhD students (up to 3 years). Additional funding may be available dependent upon circumstances.


Click here for further information and application details.


END RHD: Together, we can END RHD

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Collaborate with us

We invite partners, collaborators, and institutions to join us as researchers, advocates, and colleagues in this work. 

We’d love to hear suggestions of what you’d like to see prioritised in efforts to address RHD, or to provide feedback on any of our research projects. 

Get in touch: 

Phone: (08) 6319 1648