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We are consulting the public on the draft roadmap for the Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission. You can make a submission until 17 February 2020. Feedback from the Australian public will help the Government refine its strategy and prioritise funding for critical dementia and aged care research.
The Government has announced $5 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) for research to study the medium-term health effects of the recent bushfires.
A $5 million grant opportunity is now open for research into ways to improve quality of life for individuals with brain cancer. Projects will identify better approaches to address the medical, functional and psychosocial impacts of brain cancer.
A grant opportunity is now open for 10 teams of researchers to develop big ideas that may one day revolutionise health care. The funding comes from the Medical Research Future Fund's Frontier Health and Medical Research initiative.
A grant opportunity from the Medical Research Future Fund supports research into artificial intelligence (AI) in health care. Benefits of AI include improved clinical decision making, new approaches in healthcare delivery and helping patients to better manage their own health.
The Medical Research Future Fund is funding Australian participation in 3 international clinical trials. The trials will test new treatments for suspected septic shock in children, advanced colorectal cancer, and venous thromboembolism (blood clots).
A new grant opportunity from the Medical Research Future Fund enables researchers from Australia and Pacific Island countries to work together on these significant health threats.
Grant opportunities for a range of medical research areas are now open under Medical Research Future Fund initiatives.
Grant recipients will use funding from the Medical Research Future Fund's Medical Research Commercialisation initiative to create medical technologies that help generations of future Australians.
A significant investment in Indigenous health research will support efforts to prevent blindness, deafness and chronic kidney disease, and improve adolescent mental health.
Red Nose Limited and the University of Queensland's Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence will each receive $1.5 million to implement an awareness campaign to demystify stillbirth, educate pregnant women and improve national awareness of stillbirth.
Grants to support research into improved diagnosis and treatment methods for ovarian cancer open today. Ovarian cancer is the tenth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian women. This funding prioritises early detection and finding a cure.
A new grant opportunity will provide $100 million to improve access to clinical trials for Australians living in rural, remote and regional areas. Clinical trials test new medical advances, but barriers such as distance can make it hard for those in regional areas to take part.
More than one year on from the first ever National Action Plan for Endometriosis, the Australian Government is continuing to support women and girls with endometriosis.
The Australian Government is taking a further step towards reducing the number of lives lost to suicide in Australia, by providing $8 million to support research aimed at identifying effective approaches to suicide prevention.
The Australian Government is investing $55 million into clinical trials for rare cancers and diseases. These include reproductive tract cancers, childhood brain cancer, neurological disorders and other areas of unmet need.
A $7 million research investment in pharmacogenomics will improve the treatment and outcomes of people with mental illness.
The Australian Government is calling for proposals for $3 million in research to better understand the causes and improve diagnosis of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).
The Australian Government is investing $3 million to examine the benefits of medicinal cannabis for pain, symptom and side effect management for cancer patients.
The 2019–20 Federal Budget details the Australian Government's commitment to supporting lifesaving medical research. The Budget includes a $5 billion 10-year investment plan from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
The Australian Government’s $32 million investment in health research will support innovative solutions to our most pressing health issues. The Medical Research Future Fund’s Investigator Grants will back projects that deliver medical discoveries and ultimately save lives.
The ABS’ Causes of Death, Australia, 2018 report notes suicide dropped one place to 14th leading cause of death overall. Rates of mortality due to heart disease and cerebrovascular disease also decreased, however these remain among the leading causes of death in Australia.
The Australian Government is investing up to $15 million in targeted clinical trials to improve treatments and discover cures for reproductive and gynaecological cancers such as ovarian, cervical and fallopian tube cancer.
A team of Melbourne researchers have been awarded a $1 million dollar grant through the Australian Government’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Frontiers initiative to develop, test and ultimately implement portable brain imaging tools in air and road ambulances.