The Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke Association is offering grants, aiming to help combat the illnesses which take 2 out of 3 lives. The grants are only available to projects based in Northern Ireland.
As well as the £125,000 going to chest disease research and heart illness research, and the £76,000 going to other study areas, there is £40,000 going to training to help health professionals contribute to the quality of research.
The charity’s chief executive, Andrew Dougal, said: “We are looking for proposals from researchers in our hospitals and universities offering the quickest possible benefit for patients.”
The Northern Ireland Chest, Heart and Stroke Association has also recently appointed a Womans Heart Nurse whose job will be to provide health checks, advice and support in the community – particularly in deprived areas.