What is the Emerging Priorities and Consumer-Driven Research initiative?

This initiative will:

  • improve patient care
  • translate new discoveries into clinical practice
  • encourage researchers to work together with the public on projects that matter to the public
  • connect researchers to consumers, carers and clinicians and foster partnerships

This initiative includes projects previously covered under the Accelerated Research initiative.

Why is the Emerging Priorities and Consumer-Driven Research initiative important?

This initiative aims to assist Australians to benefit from new treatments for conditions that are in emerging priority areas or areas of unmet need.

What are the goals of the Emerging Priorities and Consumer-Driven Research initiative?

The initiative’s goals are to support research that improves patient care and translation of new discoveries, and encourage collaboration between consumers and researchers.

How will we meet these goals?

We will monitor the initiative in accordance with the principles and approach detailed in the MRFF Monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy.

Who works with us on the Emerging Priorities and Consumer-Driven Research initiative?

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funds this initiative.

Our Health and Medical Research Office oversees this and other MRFF initiatives.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources administer this initiative. 

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

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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Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Contact the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Medical Research Future Fund enquiries
MRFF [at] industry.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: 
25 October 2021