Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)

Research Office Contact:
research-applications@newcastle.edu.au

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is a $20 billion long-term investment supporting Australian health and medical research. The MRFF aims to transform health and medical research and innovation to improve lives, build the economy and contribute to health system sustainability.

The MRFF funds research around 4 key themes: patients, researchers, research missions and research translation. The MRFF funding process allocates funding to these themes according to national research priorities.

All currently open MRFF opportunities are listed on GrantConnect.

Further information about the MRFF can be found on the Department of Health MRFF webpage.

MRFF Opportunities

Managed bySchemeOpenedUON Online Booking System OpensE&C Check Period*Minimum DataUON Deadline for Final ApplicationSubmission
Dept. of HealthFrontier Health and Medical Research Program Stage One - Research Plan30 January 202031 January 202013 - 19 March 2020N/A9:00am Thurs 19 March 202026 March 2020
NHMRC**2020 Respiratory Medicine Clinical Trials Research on COVID-1924 March 2020N/AN/AN/A9:00am Monday 30 March 20206 April 2020

*Eligibility and Compliance Checks can be booked through the 'MRFF Opportunities' tile on the UON Booking System website.

** Details regarding MRFF opportunities managed by the NHMRC can also be found on our NHMRC Schemes page.

Past MRFF Opportunities

Managed BySchemeOpenedUON Deadline for Final ApplicationSubmission
NHMRCEPCD Initiative – 2020 Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Development Grant Opportunity25 February 20209 March 202011 March 2020
NHMRCTraumatic Brain Injury Mission - 2020 Traumatic Brain Injury Grant Opportunity15 January 202026 February 20204 March 2020
NHMRCStem Cell Therapies Mission - 2020 Stem Cell Therapies Grant Opportunity15 January 202026 February 20204 March 2020
Dept. of Industry, Innovation & ScienceNational Critical Infrastructure Initiative: 2019 Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure grant opportunity11 December 201926 February 20204 March 2020
Dept. of Industry, Innovation & ScienceApplied Artificial Intelligence Research in Health11 February 202025 February 20203 March 2020
Dept. of Industry, Innovation & ScienceBrain Cancer Survivorship11 February 202025 February 20203 March 2020
NHMRCIHRF 2019 Indigenous Health Research Grant Opportunity13 December 20195 February 202012 February 2020
NHMRCCardiovascular Health Mission - 2019 Cardiovascular Health Grant Opportunity13 December 20195 February 202012 February 2020
NHMRCGlobal Health Initiative - 2019 Tackling AMR and DR-TB Grant Opportunity13 December 201929 January 20205 February 2020
NHMRCEPCDR Initiative – 2019 Mental Health Pharmacogenomics Grant Opportunity11 December 201929 January 20205 February 2020
NHMRCPHCR Initiative - 2019 Primary Health Care Research Grant Opportunity11 December 201929 January 20205 February 2020
NHMRCPPHR Initiative - 2019 Preventive and Public Health Research Grant Opportunity11 December 201929 January 20205 February 2020
NHMRCPPHR Initiative - 2019 Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant Opportunity11 December 201929 January 20205 February 2020
NHMRCMillion Minds Mission – 2019 Suicide Prevention Grant Opportunity28 November 201929 January 20205 February 2020
NHMRCEPCDR Initiative - 2019 Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Opportunity28 November 201929 January 20205 February 2020
NHMRCClinical Trails Activity: RCRDUN Initiative – 2019 Reproductive Cancers Grant Opportunity15 November 201929 January 20205 February 2020
NHMRCClinical Trials Activity: RCRDUN Initiative – 2019 Childhood Brain Cancer Grant Opportunity15 November 201929 January 20205 February 2020
NHMRCClinical Trials Activity: RCRDUN Initiative – 2019 Neurological Disorders Grant Opportunity15 November 201929 January 20205 February 2020
NHMRCClinical Trials Activity: RCRDUN Initiative – 2019 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need Grant Opportunity15 November 201929 January 20205 February 2020
NHMRCEPCDR Initiative - 2019 Endometriosis Research Grant Opportunity15 November 201929 January 20205 February 2020
NHMRCEPCDR Initiative – 2020 Bushfire Impact Research Grant Opportunity17 January 202029 January 202031 January 2020

If you have any questions regarding the Medical Research Future Fund and the current opportunities, please contact the Research Office at research-applications@newcastle.edu.au or call +61 2 4921 7733