The High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia has been at the forefront of research into the causes, prevention and treatment of high blood pressure since its inception in 1979. Our research incorporates the full range from experimental molecular biology and genetics to human physiology and drug treatment of hypertension. Its members are among the national and international leaders in the field of cardiovascular research, through clinical trials, research projects, journal editorships, various academic, government and commercial committees and as active organisers and participants at major conferences


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HBPRCA in conjunction with the Heart Foundation are pleased to present a free community event called Pressure wise. This event will be held on  Saturday 23rd November 2019, from 10 to 11.30 am at the Translational Research Institute lecture theatre, 37 Kent St. Wooolloongabba. 

Internationally renowned speakers include:
President of the International Society of Hypertension Prof. Alta Schutte (South Africa), Prof. Jeff Coombes (University of Queensland), Dr. Genevieve Gabb (University of Adelaide) and Emerging Queensland blood pressure researchers and a discussion about Heart Foundation Heart Health Checks 

To register for this event click HERE

To download the flyer for the event click HERE

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Early Career Research Transition Grants 2020-2021

The Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research is pleased to announce that applications are open for Early Career Research Transition Grants 2020-2021.

These new grants of up to $20,000 each are intended for early career researchers who need help in reestablishing their research as a result of change in physical location, direction of research or a major career interruption.

The Closing Date for application is Friday 8 November 2019. Please visit the HBP Foundation page to read the Information for Applicants and the Application Form for further details.


2018 Joint Annual Scientific Meeting report- Glenelg, SA

2018 full meeting report out now ! Click HERE to view and download 

Abstracts (where permissions to publish received) from the 2018 meeting are now available HERE


NEW* Applications open for research exchange grants from HBPRCA. 

2 Research exchange grants are available to the value of $3000 each, to enhance international research collaborations and learn new skills overseas. click HERE to apply now! Applications close April 15th. 

Latest news…. STEM leaders forge the path to a stronger Australian Science and technology, and watch the new video released, urging parents to have their BP checked

HBPRCA Mentor / Mentee Program – APPLY HERE

BHF Big Beat Challenge

£30m global cardiovascular challenge launched ~ British Heart Foundation to tackle the suffering and devastation caused by heart and circulatory diseases with historic research award 

Please click here for details of this unique research funding award that will bring together world-leading researchers and innovators to identify and solve any of the biggest problems in heart and circulatory disease.

Fellowship available – 

The John Chalmers Clinical Research Fellowship supported by Servier could be your next big career step: Click here for further details including how to apply.


Franco-Australian Exchange sponsored by Servier 

In 2017, Servier has once again kindly supported this great initiative, whereby Australian members are able to receive a grant to travel to France to visit an institution there and work with the chief collaborator, learning from experts overseas, enhancing knowledge and sharing ideas.This year’s winner is Rachel Climie.