About the National Critical Research Infrastructure initiative

The National Critical Research Infrastructure initiative will provide $650 million over 10 years between 2022-23 and 2031-32. 

This initiative will increase Australia’s capacity to conduct health and medical research. Funding will be provided through the following streams:

  • innovation enablers
  • digitisation of health care
  • co-investment partnerships
  • mRNA technology enablers

Why it is important

To ensure Australia remains at the international forefront of advances in health and medical technology, Australian researchers need access to first-class facilities, research equipment, systems and services.


The objective of this initiative is to establish and extend infrastructure (facilities, equipment, systems and services) of critical importance that will be used to conduct world-class health and medical research.

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 Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources 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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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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Last updated: 
29 March 2022