About the Rapid Applied Research Translation initiative

The Rapid Applied Research Translation initiative will provide $228 million over 10 years between 2022-23 and 2031-32. This initiative will support the translation of research evidence into clinical practice and better quality of care for patients. It will encourage collaborations between academic researchers, health service providers, consumers and other end users to improve health care delivery, services and systems sustainability.

Why it is important

Transformative translational research focuses on turning research findings into real health benefits that help patients, by bringing together several expert groups in health and medical research:

  • universities
  • medical research institutes
  • hospitals
  • primary care networks
  • community based health services
  • consumers and their representative groups.

These groups work together to put new health care solutions into practice across Australia.

Objectives

The objective of this initiative is to support transformative translational research, so patients can benefit from better quality of care. 

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 this initiative.

Our Health and Medical Research Office oversees this initiative.

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER) administer 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.

Monitoring, evaluation and learning

In 2020, we commissioned an evaluation of this initiative to inform options for future investment.

The evaluation looked at:

  • how the initiative has been implemented
  • implementation models
  • alignment with Australian health research priorities, top-down and bottom-up strategic planning, and international best practice.

Read the outcomes of the Evaluation of the Rapid Applied Research Translation Initiative.

Learn more about MRFF monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Contact

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) - Rapid Applied Research Translation initiative (RART) contact

Contact for more information about the Rapid Applied Research Translation initiative (RART). RART is an initiative of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

mrff.postaward [at] nhmrc.gov.au

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Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Contact the Department of Industry, Science 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