About the Global Health initiative

The Global Health initiative will provide $30 million over 10 years between 2022-23 and 2031-32 to support Australian researchers to collaborate globally to address shared challenges. This is expected to lead to:

  • a better understanding of global health threats, particularly the rise of antimicrobial resistance and drug-resistant tuberculosis
  • the identification of the best ways to address these threats
  • the development of tools to fight threats to Australia’s national health security.

Why it is important

This initiative will support international frameworks and capabilities through the generation of new evidence and knowledge, particularly within the Indo-Pacific region, in order to address global health and health security issues.


The objectives of this initiative are to develop knowledge and tools to fight threats to Australia’s national health security from the regional and global challenges of antimicrobial resistance and drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Meeting our objectives

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

Who we work with

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

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

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) administers 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 opportunities under this initiative.

Grants awarded

See a list of all MRFF grant recipients.


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: 
29 March 2022