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:

See all MRFF initiatives.

See more information about the MRFF funding process.

Grant recipients

Many researchers have already benefited from MRFF grants. 

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant recipients

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.

Researchers speak

Listen to Australian researchers explain how the MRFF is supporting their work and the health of Australia. 

Got an idea for an MRFF initiative? 

You can email us at any time with your feedback. 

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]
MRFF website or newsletter feedback:
HMRO [at]

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Last updated: 
11 December 2019

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