Further funding for COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research

The Australian Government is investing $66 million from the Medical Research Future Fund into finding a vaccine and treatments for COVID-19, as well as better preparing for future pandemics.

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This funding is available through the Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), extending the $30 million already pledged for the coronavirus research response.

There are 4 target areas of research:

  1. Investing in a vaccine for COVID-19
  2. Investing in antiviral therapies for COVID-19
  3. Clinical trials of potential treatments for COVID-19
  4.  Improving the health system’s response to COVID-19 and future pandemics

See the media release for more details about the research and grant recipients.

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