The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is a $20 billion investment in the health of Australians. Funds support researchers to make the next big medical discoveries that will benefit all Australians. It represents the single largest boost to research funding in Australia’s history.
MRFF strategies are complementary but separate to those addressed by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and are intended to complement other investments by state and territory governments, as well as the private sector.
Following a national consultation process involving community and sector participation, the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB), in conjunction with the federal government, released the 2018-2020 Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) priorities, which will guide and inform future government decisions.
The MRFF plans to transform health and medical research through 6 strategic platforms:
Some funding disbursements are expected to be made through competitive grants processes and targeted calls administered by the Department of Health, NHMRC, or other independent bodies.
Investigator Grants: Medical Research Future Fund Priority Round
Applications open: 2 October 2019
Minimum data: TBC
Applications close: 27 November 2019
Contact: Nicole Richardson
Frontier in Medical and Health Research (stage 1 round 2)- FORECAST OPPORTUNITY- Expression of Interest
Applications open: TBC
Minimum data deadline: N/A
Applications close: TBC
Contact: Ed Hendriks
Guidelines from stage 1 round 1 are indicative of what this MRFF scheme is all about and are likely to be similar for this FORECAST opportunity.
If you are interested in applying please complete this Expression of Interest as soon as possible and submit it via the Research Services Portal - Notice of Intent (MRFF - Frontiers in Health and Medical Research Program).
2019 – Peer Review Cycle 3
Minimum data deadline: 20 November 2019
Applications close: 4 December 2019
Contact: Sherridan Blackman
For strategic writing advice, contact Ed Hendriks, MRFF Development Manager.