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Read the latest news on Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) activities.

You can find news items related to the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) below. 

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$93 million for research into improved health for children, young people and the aged, medical devices, mental health and stem cell therapies

Applications are open for 5 new Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant opportunities.

$50 million for the world’s most advanced artificial heart

The Australian Government is investing $50 million in technology that has the potential to half deaths from heart failure globally. Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

$230 million for over 100 health and medical research projects and $245 million for new grant opportunities

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is supporting 110 groundbreaking health and medical research projects and providing up to $245 million in new grant opportunities.

$35 million to fight blindness with artificial corneas

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is supporting next generation technology that aims to fight blindness with bioengineered corneas.

$20 million for research into childhood brain cancers

The Australian Government has announced $20 million for research into new treatments for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) and other childhood brain cancers. Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

From research plan to research proposal – Medical Research Future Fund webinar

Watch the recording of our Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) webinar from 23 November 2023. We discussed addressing MRFF priorities in grant applications in this webinar.

Report on the Australian Brain Cancer Mission

Read about the review of the Australian Brain Cancer Mission.

Express your interest in guiding the Medical Research Future Fund’s Australian Brain Cancer Mission

We are seeking expressions of interest for 2 Australian Brain Cancer Mission Expert Advisory panels (EAPs). Applications close 10 February 2024.

Researchers and administrators – Helping you to manage your Medical Research Future Fund grant

You can now find the information you need to manage your Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant in one convenient place.

Are you passionate about improving the lives of people with traumatic brain injury?

Express your interest in our next Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Traumatic Brain Injury Mission Expert Advisory Panel (EAP).

$23.7 million for innovative trials that address areas of unmet medical need

Guidelines for the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) 2023 Innovative Trials grant opportunity are now available.

$66 million for genomics research into serious diseases and common chronic conditions

The Australian Government has announced $66 million for 25 genomic research projects that will make a real difference to people’s lives. Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Help make health and medical research more inclusive

Consultation on the draft Statement on Sex, Gender, Variations of Sex Characteristics and Sexual Orientation in Health and Medical Research is now open.

$9.76 million to support the local development of lifesaving new drugs

We are investing $9.76 million in the development of lifesaving drugs and world-class treatments in Australia. Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Learn about addressing Medical Research Future Fund priorities in grant applications

We invite you to join our next Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Webinar at 2:00pm (AEDT) on 23 November 2023.

$6 million for research to tackle diabetes and cardiovascular disease in Indigenous communities

We are providing almost $6 million to boost the health and wellbeing of First Nations people. Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

$147.5 million for research into rare illnesses, multidisciplinary primary care, cardiovascular disease and diabetes

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant opportunities to the value of $147.5 million are now available.

$30.8 million for Indigenous-led health research

We have announced $30.8 million for Indigenous-led research into health issues facing First Nations people. Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

$15 million for research to better treat prostate and childhood cancer

The Australian Government has announced $15 million for the development of next-generation medicines to better treat prostate and childhood cancer. Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

$30 million to improve children’s mental health and wellbeing

Apply for funding under the 2023 Childhood Mental Health Research grant opportunity. Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Thank you to our Medical Research Future Fund Grant Assessment Committee members

The success of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant funding relies on informed and committed community members stepping forward to assess grant applications.

Express your interest in guiding the future of the Genomics Health Futures Mission

The Genomics Health Futures Mission is an initiative of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). We invite you to express your interest in becoming a member of the next expert advisory panel (EAP) that will advise on its priorities.

$34 million for research into post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (long COVID) and sleep apnoea

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant opportunities to the value of $34 million are now available.

Join us for a webinar on the Medical Research Future Fund PASC research plan and what it means for you

We are co-hosting a webinar with the Consumers Health Forum of Australia to discuss the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) PASC research plan. PASC, or Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19, is also known as long COVID.

Improving children’s mental health and wellbeing

A new Childhood Mental Health Research Plan will shape $50 million in funding from the Medical Research Future Fund. An independent Expert Advisory Panel formed the plan. Members tell us how it will help improve children’s mental health and wellbeing.
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