Australian medical research has been responsible for many medical breakthroughs, such as penicillin, the bionic ear and ultrasounds. Find out what we’re doing to support medical researchers in Australia.
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Medical research in Australia
Medical research helps to improve the health of Australians by developing new medicines, treatments and devices.
Australian medical research is among the best in the world. Australia’s proud history of medical breakthroughs includes penicillin, the bionic ear, ultrasounds, spray-on skin, the cervical cancer vaccine and more.
What we’re doing about medical research
We administer the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), an ongoing research fund set up by the Australian Government in 2015. Researchers can apply for funding opportunities that are advertised every year.
The MRFF is already supporting many research initiatives.
GrantConnect is the Australian Government's grants information system. It is a central source of information about current and forecast Australian Government grant opportunities, and grants that have been awarded.