About the Primary Health Care Research initiative

This initiative will provide $100 million over 10 years between 2022-23 and 2031-32 for research that is relevant to primary care. There will be a focus on supporting projects that enhance equity of access to high quality primary health care.

Funding decisions will be driven by meaningful engagement with end users, to address specific needs of Australian populations, including those in rural or remote locations.

Why it is important

This initiative supports health professionals and researchers with an interest in primary care to conduct research that is relevant to their needs. As a result, patients will experience improved, evidence-based primary health care in Australia.


The objective of this initiative is to support an increase in Australia’s evidence base in primary health care through research to improve service delivery and patient outcomes, and translate this knowledge into action.

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