Learn how researchers can benefit from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). We support innovative research, fellowships and exchange opportunities, and direct research to areas where it is most effective.
The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is the single largest boost to research funding in Australia’s history and has significantly increased funding for health and medical research. MRFF money adds to grants from other bodies such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
Researchers benefit from:
- support for innovative research
- fellowships and exchange programs
- research funding directed to national priorities
- assistance in bringing new discoveries to market
How to access MRFF grants
To apply for funding, go to GrantConnect.
The Australian Government advertises all Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) competitive grant opportunities on GrantConnect.
If you want GrantConnect to notify you about future MRFF grants, you must:
- register with them
- enter ‘MRFF’ in the keyword section of your GrantConnect profile
MRFF initiatives under the Researchers theme
Our 10-year plan includes several ongoing initiatives under the researchers theme:
- Frontier Health and Medical Research
- Clinician Researchers
- Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry
See all MRFF initiatives.
See more information about the MRFF funding process.
Many researchers have already benefited from MRFF grants.
This information about MRFF grant recipients (announced and under contract) is correct as at 2 December 2020. It is updated regularly as successful grant recipients are announced.
Listen to Australian researchers explain how the MRFF is supporting their work and the health of Australia.
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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.