What is the Traumatic Brain Injury Mission?

The Traumatic Brain Injury Mission is a research funding program that will invest $50 million over 10 years from 2019–20 to improve the lives of patients with traumatic brain injury.

Why is the Traumatic Brain Injury Mission important?

Traumatic brain injury is a major cause of disability and death in Australia. Common causes are falls, car accidents and assault. These injuries can lead to complex, long-term problems affecting patients’ personalities, relationships and independence.

What are the goals of the Traumatic Brain Injury Mission?

The Traumatic Brain Injury Mission will seek to:

  • better predict recovery outcomes after a traumatic brain injury
  • identify the most effective care and treatments

How will we meet these goals?

See the initiative snapshot for details of how we plan to meet these goals.

MRFF snapshot – Traumatic Brain Injury Mission

This snapshot shows this mission at a glance. It includes budgets, early funding priorities and grant timelines, as at November 2019. Researchers and other stakeholders can use it to plan for upcoming opportunities and see how the mission will be established, expanded and embedded over time.

Who works with us on the Traumatic Brain Injury Mission?

We will appoint an expert advisory panel, who will develop a Mission roadmap to guide funding activities.

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funds the mission.

Our Health and Medical Research Office oversees this and other MRFF initiatives.

Apply for funding

We will list grants on GrantConnect when they open. If you want GrantConnect to notify you about future MRFF grants:

  • register with them
  • enter ‘MRFF’ in the keyword section of your GrantConnect profile


Upcoming grants 

There are currently no upcoming grant opportunities.

Open grant rounds 

The Traumatic Brain Injury grant opportunity opened on 15 January 2020 and will close on 4 March 2020.

Grants being assessed 

No grant rounds are currently being assessed.  

Grants awarded 

We have not funded any projects under the Traumatic Brain Injury Mission yet.  

Related information

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 feedback:
HMRO [at] health.gov.au

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Last updated: 
16 January 2020