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.
For strategic writing advice, contact Ed Hendriks, MRFF Development Manager.
International Clinical Trial Collaborations
Applications open: 2 September 2020
Minimum data: 28 October 2020 (round 1)
Applications close: 11 November 2020 (round 1)
Minimum data: 17 February 2021 (round 2)
Applications close: 3 March 2021 (round 2)
Contact: Research Support or for strategic advice Ed Hendriks