About the Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission

This Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission is investing $185 million to support research that will enable older Australians to:

  • maintain their health and quality of life as they age
  • live independently for longer
  • access quality care when they need it.

Why it is important

Healthy ageing enables older people to contribute to the wider community — socially, culturally and economically. Healthy ageing reduces the cost of disease to our society by delaying:

  • the start of symptoms
  • the need for resource-intensive health and aged care services.

Objectives

The objective of this Mission is to improve quality of life for Australians as they age.

Meeting our objectives

The Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission Expert Advisory Panel has developed a Roadmap and Implementation Plan to advise the Minister for Health and Aged Care on the strategic priorities for research investment through the Mission.

The draft Roadmap and Implementation Plan were reviewed by an international panel of experts on 5 November 2020 who provided expert feedback and advice in the context of relevant activities occurring internationally. See the Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission International Review of the Roadmap and Implementation Plan report.

The draft Roadmap and Implementation Plan also underwent a national consultation between 14 December 2020 and 23 April 2021 to seek community feedback on these documents. See the Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission Roadmap and Implementation Plan National Consultation Report.

Based on the feedback from the international review panel and the national consultation, changes were made to the final Roadmap and Implementation Plan.

The Roadmap and Implementation Plan for this Mission were published in September 2021 and will be used to develop the Mission’s grant opportunities.

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission Roadmap

This roadmap outlines the aim, vision, goals and priorities for investment for the Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission.

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission Implementation Plan

This plan supports the implementation of the Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission Roadmap and establishes a strategy to address the Mission’s goals.

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Appendix A – Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission projects funded as of July 2021

Appendix A to the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission Implementation Plan identifies Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission projects funded as at July 2021.

Who we work with

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funds the Mission.

The Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission Expert Advisory Panel provides advice to the Minister for Health and Aged Care on the strategic priorities for research investment through the Mission by developing a Roadmap and Implementation Plan. 

Our Health and Medical Research Office oversees this and other Missions under the MRFF.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) administers this Mission.

Apply for funding

View the MRFF grants calendar to see which grants are open, when applications close and when we expect to award funding.

Register with GrantConnect to receive notifications about future funding opportunities under this initiative.

Grants awarded

See a list of all MRFF grant recipients.

Contact

For more information, contact us.

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) contact

Contact for more information about the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), or to provide feedback on the MRFF website.

General enquiries:
MRFF [at] health.gov.au
MRFF website or newsletter feedback:
HMRO [at] health.gov.au

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funds high quality health and medical research to build research capability, support researchers, encourage the translation of research into better health outcomes and promote the highest ethical standards for health and medical research.

help [at] nhmrc.gov.au

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Last updated: 
22 August 2022