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.

Open MRFF Opportunities

Managed bySchemeOpen UON Online Booking System Opens E&C Check Period* Minimum Data UON Deadline for Final ApplicationSubmission
NHMRC2020 COVID-19 Mental Health Research Grant OpportunityMonday 1 June 2020Tuesday 2 June 2020Tuesday 23 - Monday 29 June 2020Wednesday 1 July 20209:00 am Monday 6 July 2020Monday 13 July 2020
Dept. Industry, Science, Energy & ResourcesCoronavirus Research Response - 2020 Communication Strategies and Approaches During OutbreaksWednesday 1 July 2020N/AN/AN/A9:00 am Monday 13 July 2020Tuesday 14 July 2020
Dept. Industry, Science, Energy & ResourcesCoronavirus Research Response - 2020 Rapid Response Digital Health InfrastructureWednesday 1 July 2020N/AN/AN/A9:00 am Monday 13 July 2020Tuesday 14 July 2020
NHMRC2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research Grant Opportunity - Round One Expressions of InterestMonday 15 JuneN/AN/AN/A9:00 am Wednesday 8 July 2020Wednesday 15 July 2020
NHMRC2020 COVID-19 Immunological Studies GrantFriday 12 June 2020Monday 15 June 2020Thursday 25 June - Thursday 9 July 2020Thursday 9 July 20209:00 am Thursday 16 July 2020Thursday 23 July 2020

*Eligibility and Compliance Checks can be booked through the 'MRFF Opportunities' tile on the UON Booking System website. Given the tight turnaround on some MRFF opportunities, E&C checks may not be available for all schemes. Please contact research-applications@newcastle.edu.au if you intend on applying for an MRFF opportunity.

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

Past MRFF Opportunities

Managed BySchemeOpened UON Deadline for Final ApplicationSubmission
Dept. of HealthMRFF - 2020 Targeted Translation Research Accelerator Grant Opportunity7 April 202015 April 202022 April 2020
NHMRC2020 Respiratory Medicine Clinical Trials Research on COVID-1924 March 202030 March 202014 April 2020
NHMRCMRFF 2020 Antiviral Development for COVID-1925 March 20201 April 202014 April 2020
Dept. of HealthFrontier Health and Medical Research Program Stage One - Research Plan 30 January 2020 19 March 2020 26 March 2020
NHMRC EPCD Initiative – 2020 Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Development Grant Opportunity 25 February 2020 9 March 2020 11 March 2020
NHMRC Traumatic Brain Injury Mission - 2020 Traumatic Brain Injury Grant Opportunity 15 January 2020 26 February 2020 4 March 2020
NHMRC Stem Cell Therapies Mission - 2020 Stem Cell Therapies Grant Opportunity 15 January 2020 26 February 2020 4 March 2020
Dept. of Industry, Innovation & Science National Critical Infrastructure Initiative: 2019 Rural, Regional and Remote Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure grant opportunity 11 December 2019 26 February 2020 4 March 2020
Dept. of Industry, Innovation & Science Applied Artificial Intelligence Research in Health 11 February 2020 25 February 2020 3 March 2020
Dept. of Industry, Innovation & Science Brain Cancer Survivorship 11 February 2020 25 February 2020 3 March 2020
NHMRC IHRF 2019 Indigenous Health Research Grant Opportunity 13 December 2019 5 February 2020 12 February 2020
NHMRC Cardiovascular Health Mission - 2019 Cardiovascular Health Grant Opportunity 13 December 2019 5 February 2020 12 February 2020
NHMRC Global Health Initiative - 2019 Tackling AMR and DR-TB Grant Opportunity 13 December 2019 29 January 2020 5 February 2020
NHMRC EPCDR Initiative – 2019 Mental Health Pharmacogenomics Grant Opportunity 11 December 2019 29 January 2020 5 February 2020
NHMRC PHCR Initiative - 2019 Primary Health Care Research Grant Opportunity 11 December 2019 29 January 2020 5 February 2020
NHMRC PPHR Initiative - 2019 Preventive and Public Health Research Grant Opportunity 11 December 2019 29 January 2020 5 February 2020
NHMRC PPHR Initiative - 2019 Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant Opportunity 11 December 2019 29 January 2020 5 February 2020
NHMRC Million Minds Mission – 2019 Suicide Prevention Grant Opportunity 28 November 2019 29 January 2020 5 February 2020
NHMRC EPCDR Initiative - 2019 Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Opportunity 28 November 2019 29 January 2020 5 February 2020
NHMRC Clinical Trails Activity: RCRDUN Initiative – 2019 Reproductive Cancers Grant Opportunity 15 November 2019 29 January 2020 5 February 2020
NHMRC Clinical Trials Activity: RCRDUN Initiative – 2019 Childhood Brain Cancer Grant Opportunity 15 November 2019 29 January 2020 5 February 2020
NHMRC Clinical Trials Activity: RCRDUN Initiative – 2019 Neurological Disorders Grant Opportunity 15 November 2019 29 January 2020 5 February 2020
NHMRC Clinical Trials Activity: RCRDUN Initiative – 2019 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need Grant Opportunity 15 November 2019 29 January 2020 5 February 2020
NHMRC EPCDR Initiative - 2019 Endometriosis Research Grant Opportunity 15 November 2019 29 January 2020 5 February 2020
NHMRC EPCDR Initiative – 2020 Bushfire Impact Research Grant Opportunity 17 January 2020 29 January 2020 31 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