Date published: 
5 September 2019
Media type: 
Media release
Audience: 
General public

The Morrison Government is opening the door for Australian researchers through a $32 million investment that will support innovative solutions to the nation’s most pressing health issues.

Funded over two years through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), the Investigator Grants will back projects and studies that deliver medical discoveries and ultimately save lives.

The MRFF Investigator Grants are targeted to early and mid-career researchers who can demonstrate experience turning research into positive outcomes for patients.

The Government is seeking to support translational research projects that examine high priority issues such as brain cancer, mental and cardiovascular health, genomics and stem cell therapies, healthy ageing, and Indigenous health. 

Researchers investigating other priority areas such as primary, preventive, and public health, including global health threats, will also be eligible to apply for funding.

This initiative encourages our best researchers to stay in Australia and develop their research careers, and strengthen the nation’s translation of health and medical research to benefit patients.

The Morrison Government’s $5 billion 10 Year Investment Plan for the MRFF will accelerate growth in Australian-based health and medical research and lead to new preventions, cures, and treatments that will improve health outcomes across Australia.

The plan is underpinned by four key themes – patients, researchers, translation and missions. This includes $191 million to support clinical researchers through initiatives such as the MRFF Investigators Grant program.

Applications will open on 2 October 2019 and close on 27 November 2019.

More information will be available online at GrantConnect.

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