National Critical Research Infrastructure initiative
This initiative will provide $650 million over 10 years from 2022-23 for research infrastructure that will be used to conduct world-class health and medical research.
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.
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.