MRFF grant opportunities calendar

See what Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant opportunities are open, forecast and closed

Current grant opportunities

The table presents information on open MRFF grant opportunities and their status, as at 2 February 2023.

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Grant opportunity Applications open Minimum data due Applications close Grant opportunity status Indicative funding status
2022 Frontier Health and Medical Research 13 Feb 23 N/A 31 Mar 26 (expected) Upcoming Funding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024 to end June 2027
2022 Rapid Applied Research Translation 9 Jan 23 N/A 12 May 23 Open Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2023
2022 Clinical Trials Activity 14 Dec 22 3 May 23 28 Jun 23 Open Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2023
2022 Mental Health Research 8 Dec 22 1 Mar 23 29 Mar 23 Open Funding anticipated to be awarded from June 2023

2022 MRFF Joint Transnational Call

1 Dec 22

N/A

15 Feb 23

Open

Funding anticipated to be awarded from June 2023

2022 Indigenous Health Research

2 Nov 22

8 Feb 23

1 Mar 23

Open

Funding anticipated to be awarded from June 2023

2022 Research Data Infrastructure

2 Nov 22

N/A

13 Feb 23

Open

Funding anticipated to be awarded from June 2023

2022 Assessment of High-Cost Gene Treatments and Digital Health Interventions

24 Oct 22

31 Jan 23

1 Mar 23

Open

Funding anticipated to be awarded from June 2023

2022 Genomic Health Futures Mission

24 Oct 22

1 Feb 23

22 Feb 23

Open

Funding anticipated to be awarded from June 2023

2022 International Clinical Trial Collaborations

30 Mar 22

Round 1: 20 Jul 22
Round 2: 8 Feb 23

Round 1: 3 Aug 22
Round 2: 22 Feb 23

Round 1: Closed
Round 2: Open

Funding anticipated to be awarded for Round 1 from December 2022 and Round 2 from June 2023

Forecast grant opportunities

The table presents information on grant opportunities anticipated to open from February 2023. No grant opportunities will be announced in January 2023. We will update the table, and as appropriate, add to it on a quarterly basis.

The anticipated grant opportunities and dates are indicative only and subject to change.

The proposed grant opportunities align with investments outlined in the MRFF 2nd 10-year Investment Plan (2022-23 to 2031-32).

Initiative Proposed grant opportunity title Anticipated opening Funding available from (FY) Grant hub

Clinical Trials Activity

2023 International Clinical Trial Collaborations (Round 1 and 2 open together)

Quarter 1 2023

2023-24

NHMRC

Clinician Researchers

2023 Clinician Researchers

Quarter 1 2023

2023-24

NHMRC

Early to Mid-Career Researchers

2023 Early to Mid-Career Researchers

Quarter 1 2023

2023-24 NHMRC
Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research 2023 Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Quarter 1 2023 2023-24 NHMRC

Global Health

2023 Global Health

Quarter 1 2023

2023-24

BGH

Medical Research Commercialisation

2023 Medical Research Commercialisation

Quarter 1 2023

2023-24

BGH

National Critical Research Infrastructure

2023 National Critical Research Infrastructure

Quarter 1 2023

2023-24

BGH

Preventive and Public Health Research

2023 Chronic Respiratory Conditions

Quarter 1 2023

2023-24

NHMRC

Preventive and Public Health Research

2023 Consumer-Led Research

Quarter 1 2023

2023-24

NHMRC

Preventive and Public Health Research

2023 Maternal Health and Healthy Lifestyles

Quarter 1 2023

2023-24

NHMRC

Primary Health Care Research

2023 Primary Health Care Research

Quarter 1 2023

2023-24

NHMRC

Cardiovascular Health Mission

2023 Cardiovascular Health

Quarter 2 2023

2023-24

NHMRC

Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission

2023 Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care

Quarter 2 2023

2023-24

NHMRC

Genomics Health Futures Mission

2023 Genomics Health Futures

Quarter 2 2023

2023-24

NHMRC

Indigenous Health Research Fund

2023 Indigenous Health Research

Quarter 2 2023

2023-24

NHMRC

Million Minds Mental Health Research Mission

2023 Mental Health Research

Quarter 2 2023

2023-24

NHMRC

Preventive and Public Health Research

2023 Health Technology Assessment

Quarter 2 2023

2023-24

NHMRC

Preventive and Public Health Research

2023 Targeted Translation Research Accelerator

Quarter 2 2023

2023-24

BGH

Stem Cell Therapies Mission

2023 Stem Cell Therapies

Quarter 2 2023

2023-24

NHMRC

Traumatic Brain Injury Mission

2023 Traumatic Brain Injury

Quarter 2 2023

2023-24

NHMRC

Closed grant opportunities

This table presents information on closed MRFF grant opportunities from 1 January 2020. 'Funding awarded’ includes grants that have been awarded or announced.

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Grant opportunity Applications open Minimum data due Applications close Grant opportunity status Indicative funding status

Clinical Translation and Commercialisation MedTech Program Round 2 Expressions of Interest

9 Sept 22

N/A

7 Oct 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from June 2023

2022 Mitochondrial Donation Pilot Program

10 Apr 22

31 Aug 22

14 Sep 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2022 Multiple Sclerosis Research 1 Apr 22 Streams 1 and 2: 25 Jan 2023
Streams 3 and 4: 16 Nov 22
Streams 1 and 2: 1 Feb 23
Streams 3 and 4: 30 Nov 22
Closed Funding anticipated to be awarded from June 2023
2022 Pancreatic Cancer Research 1 Apr 22

Stream 1: 24 Aug 22
Stream 2: 23 Nov 22

Stream 1: 7 Sep 22
Stream 2: 7 Dec 22
Closed Funding anticipated to be awarded for Stream 1 from December 2022 and Stream 2 from June 2023

2022 Australian Brain Cancer Research Infrastructure

1 Apr 22

24 Aug 22

7 Sep 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2022 National Critical Research Infrastructure

16 Jun 22

N/A

7 Sep 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2022 Quality, Safety and Effectiveness of Medicine Use and Medicine Intervention by Pharmacists

16 Jun 22

N/A

7 Sep 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2022 Cardiovascular Health

30 Mar 22

24 Aug 22

7 Sep 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2022 Dementia Ageing and Aged Care

30 Mar 22

24 Aug 22

7 Sep 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2022 Stem Cell Therapies Mission

30 Mar 22

24 Aug 22

7 Sep 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2021 BioMedTech Incubator

8 Mar 22

N/A

25 Aug 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2022 Clinician Researchers: Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health

1 Apr 22

27 Jul 22

10 Aug 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2022 Effective Treatments and Therapies

30 Mar 22

13 Jul 22

27 Jul 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2021 Chronic Respiratory Conditions

20 Dec 21

29 Jun 22

20 Jul 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2021 Consumer-Led Research

20 Dec 21

29 Jun 22

20 Jul 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2021 Early to Mid-Career Researchers

20 Dec 21

29 Jun 22

20 Jul 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2021 Maternal Health and Healthy Lifestyles

20 Dec 21

29 Jun 22

20 Jul 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2021 Primary Health Care Digital Innovations

20 Dec 21

29 Jun 22

20 Jul 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2021 mRNA Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure

16 Mar 22

N/A

15 Jul 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2021 Clinical Trials Activity

20 Dec 21

22 Jun 22

6 Jul 22

Closed

Funding anticipated to be awarded from December 2022

2022 Models of Care to Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Acute Care

7 Feb 22

16 Feb 22

2 Mar 22

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Brain Cancer Research

20 Dec 21

20 Apr 22

4 May 22

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Chronic Neurological Conditions

20 Dec 21

23 Feb 22

9 Mar 22

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Indigenous Health Research

20 Dec 21

16 Feb 22

2 Mar 22

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Optimising the Clinical Use of Immunoglobulins

20 Dec 21

16 Feb 22

2 Mar 22

Closed

Funding awarded

Clinical Translation and Commercialisation MedTech Program Round 1 Expressions of Interest

17 Dec 21

N/A

11 Mar 22

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 COVID-19 Treatment Access and Public Health Activities 

3 Dec 21

9 Feb 22

23 Feb 22

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Research Data Infrastructure

3 Nov 21

N/A

8 Feb 22

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Stem Cell Therapies

20 Oct 21

9 Feb 22

23 Feb 22

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions in Children and Adolescents

14 Oct 21

2 Feb 22

16 Feb 22

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Cardiovascular Health

28 Sep 21

2 Feb 22

23 Feb 22

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Genomics Health Futures Mission

28 Sep 21

2 Feb 22

16 Feb 22

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 GBM AGILE

27 Sep 21

16 Feb 22

2 Mar 22

Closed

This grant opportunity has been withdrawn

Targeted Translation Research Accelerator Research Projects Round 2 Expressions of Interest

27 Sep 21

N/A

25 Nov 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care

22 Sep 21

2 Feb 22

16 Feb 22

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Traumatic Brain Injury

17 Sep 21

25 Jan 22

9 Feb 22

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Primary Heath Care Research

16 Sep 21

9 Feb 22

23 Feb 22

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mothers and Babies

12 Aug 21

N/A

25 Nov 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 COVID-19 Health Impacts and Vaccination Schedules

12 May 21

4 Aug 21

18 Aug 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need General

12 May 21

Stream 2: 23 Jun 21
Streams 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7: 4 Aug 21

Stream 2: 7 Jul 21
Streams 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7: 18 Aug 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Antiviral Development for COVID-19

25 Mar 20

N/A

14 Apr 20

Closed

Funding awarded  

BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH) Round Four

24 Mar 21

N/A

19 Apr 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 International Clinical Trial Collaborations

Round 1: 17 Mar 21 Round 2: 26 Aug 21

Round 1: 25 Aug 21
Round 2: 2 Feb 22

Round 1: 8 Sept 21
Round 2: 16 Feb 22

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Innovative Therapies for Mental Illness

17 Mar 21

7 Jul 21

21 Jul 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Rapid Applied Research Translation

4 Mar 21

N/A

6 May 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Early Stage Translation and Commercialisation Support 

4 Mar 21

N/A

1 Apr 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Clinician Researchers: Applied Research in Health

24 Feb 21

N/A

10 May 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Neurofibromatosis Research

10 Feb 21

24 Mar 21

7 Apr 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care

16 Dec 20

24 Feb 21

10 Mar 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Paediatric Cancer

16 Dec 20

24 Feb 21

10 Mar 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Indigenous Health Research 

18 Dec 20

24 Feb 21

10 Mar 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Cardiovascular Health

16 Dec 20

17 Feb 21

3 Mar 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Genomics Health Futures Mission

16 Dec 20

17 Feb 21

3 Mar 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Stem Cell Therapies

16 Dec 20

17 Feb 21

3 Mar 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Traumatic Brain Injury Mission

16 Dec 20

17 Feb 21

3 Mar 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Improving Diagnosis in Cancers with Low Survival Rates

14 Dec 20

24 Feb 21

10 Mar 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Quality, Safety and Effectiveness of Medicine Use and Medicine Intervention by Pharmacists

10 Nov 20

N/A

23 Feb 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Primary Health Care Research Data Infrastructure

10 Nov 20

N/A

23 Feb 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Efficient Use of Existing Medicines

12 Oct 20

20 Jan 21

3 Feb 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Maternal, First 2000 Days, and Childhood Health

12 Oct 20

20 Jan 21

3 Feb 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Childhood Cancer Research

7 Oct 20

20 Jan 21

3 Feb 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2021 Frontier Health and Medical Research

7 Oct 20

N/A

11 Dec 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Mental Health Research

2 Sept 20

25 Nov 20

9 Dec 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 International Clinical Trials Collaboration initiative

2 Sept 20

Round 1: 28 Oct 20
Round 2: 17 Feb 21

Round 1: 11 Nov 20
Round 2: 3 Mar 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Primary Health Care Research

2 Sept 20

28 Oct 20

11 Nov 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Silicosis Research

2 Sept 20

N/A

11 Nov 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Medicinal Cannabis Clinical Trials

2 Sept 20

28 Oct 20

11 Nov 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need General

2 Sept 20

28 Oct 20

11 Nov 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need COVID-19

20 Aug 20

9 Sept 20

23 Sept 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Brain Cancer Survivorship

1 Jul 20

N/A

20 Oct 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Rapid Response Digital Health Infrastructure

1 Jul 20

N/A

14 Jul 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Communication Strategies and Approaches During Outbreaks

1 Jul 20

N/A

14 Jul 20

Closed

Funding awarded

Frontier Health and Medical Research (Stage Two)

1 Jul 20

N/A

14 Jul 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research

15 Jun 20

Round 1: 16 Jul 20
Round 2: 11 Nov 20
Round 3: 10 Mar 21

10 Mar 21

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 COVID-19 Immunological Studies 

12 Jun 20

N/A

23 Jul 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 COVID-19 Mental Health Research

1 Jun 20

N/A

13 Jul 20

Closed

Funding awarded

Tracking COVID-19 using Genomics

29 May 20

N/A

9 Jun 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Targeted Translation Research Accelerator

7 Apr 20

N/A

22 Apr 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Respiratory Medicine Clinical Trials Research on COVID-19

23 Mar 20

N/A

6 Apr 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Development

25 Feb 20

N/A

11 Mar 20

Closed

Funding awarded

Frontier Health and Medical Research Program Stage One - Research Plan

30 Jan 20

N/A

26 Mar 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Bushfire Impact Research 

17 Jan 20

N/A

31 Jan 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Stem Cell Therapies

15 Jan 20

N/A

4 Mar 20

Closed

Funding awarded

2020 Traumatic Brain Injury

15 Jan 20

26 Feb 20

4 Mar 20

Closed

Funding awarded

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