Medical Research Future Fund – our 10-year Investment Plan

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is a $20 billion long-term investment supporting Australian health and medical research. Our 10-year plan for the MRFF supports life-saving and job-creating medical research, reaffirming Australia’s reputation as a global leader in the field.

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Our 2nd 10-year Investment Plan for world-class medical research

The Australian Government announced the $6.3 billion, 2nd 10-year Investment Plan for the MRFF. This plan continues our support for lifesaving research, job creation, local industry and growing Australia’s reputation as a world leader in medical research. It builds on investments made through the 1st 10-year Investment Plan.

Read about the 2nd 10-year Investment Plan


This theme aims to bring benefits to patients, including supporting life-changing clinical trials, funding innovative treatments and advanced health care and medical technologies.

Initiatives under the Patients theme:

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This theme aims to support Australian researchers, including to help build their skills and capacity, support their research in priority areas and assist them to develop and bring new research discoveries to the market.

Initiatives under the Researchers theme:

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Research Missions

MRFF Research Missions are large programs of work that bring together key researchers, health professionals, stakeholders, industry partners and patients to tackle big health challenges.

Initiatives under the Researcher Missions theme:

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Research Translation

This theme aims to translate research outcomes into practice by building the evidence base to support the adoption of best practice care into health care delivery.

Initiatives under the Research Translation theme:

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