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 of 25 July 2024.

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Grant opportunityApplications openMinimum data dueApplications closeGrant opportunity statusIndicative funding status
2024 Alcohol and Other Drugs17 Jul 249 Oct 246 Nov 24OpenFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2025
2024 Infertility, Pregnancy Loss and Menopause17 Jul 249 Oct 246 Nov 24OpenFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2025
2024 Novel Treatments and Management Strategies for Chronic Pain17 Jul 249 Oct 246 Nov 24OpenFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2025
2024 Research Data Infrastructure15 Jul 24N/A28 Oct 24OpenFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2025
2024 International Clinical Trial Collaborations6 Mar 24Round 1: 3 Jul 24
Round 2: 4 Dec 24
Round 1: 31 Jul 24
Round 2: 5 Feb 25
OpenFunding anticipated to be awarded for Round 1 from December 2024. Funding anticipated to be awarded for Round 2 from June 2025
2024 BioMedTech Incubator27 Feb 24N/A31 Jul 24OpenFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2024
2024 Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care14 Feb 2410 Jul 247 Aug 24OpenFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2024
2024 Enhancing Medical Device Surveillance Through Registries14 Feb 2417 Jul 2414 Aug 24OpenFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2024
2024 Maternal Health and Healthy Lifestyles14 Feb 2410 Jul 247 Aug 24OpenFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2024
2024 Mental Health Research14 Feb 2410 Jul 247 Aug 24OpenFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2024
2024 Cardiovascular Health7 Feb 243 Jul 2431 Jul 24OpenFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2024
2024 Survivorship Care and Collaborative Research Prioritisation7 Feb 243 Jul 2431 Jul 24OpenFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2024
2023 Multidisciplinary Models of Primary Care (Stream 4)18 Oct 2310 Jul 247 Aug 24OpenFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2024
2023 Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (Stream 4 Stage 2)6 Sept 23N/A30 Apr 25OpenFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2025
2022 Frontier Health and Medical Research13 Feb 23N/A31 Mar 26 (expected)OpenFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024 to end June 2027

Forecast grant opportunities

The table presents information on MRFF grant opportunities anticipated to open from April 2024. 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 3rd 10-year Investment Plan (2024–25 to 2033–34).

InitiativeProposed grant opportunity titleAnticipated opening (year)Anticipated opening (quarter)Funding available from (FY)Grant Hub
National Critical Research Infrastructure2024 National Critical Research Infrastructure [Innovation Enablers; Digitisation of Health Care; Co-Investment Partnerships; mRNA Technology Enablers]2024Quarter 22025-26BGH
Australian Brain Cancer Mission2024 Australian Brain Cancer2024Quarter 3*2024-25NHMRC
Clinical Trials Activity2024 Clinical Trials Activity2024Quarter 32025-26NHMRC
Emerging Priorities and Consumer-Driven Research2024 Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research [Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID‑19 Research Plan]2024Quarter 32025-26NHMRC
Emerging Priorities and Consumer-Driven Research2024 Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research [Intellectual Disability]2024Quarter 32025-26NHMRC
Emerging Priorities and Consumer-Driven Research and Primary Health Care Research2024 Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research [Primary Health Care Research Plan2024Quarter 32025-26NHMRC
Genomics Health Futures Mission2024 Genomics Health Futures2024Quarter 3*2024-25NHMRC
Global Health2024 Global Health2024Quarter 32025-26TBC
Rapid Applied Research Translation2024 Rapid Applied Research Translation2024Quarter 32025-26BGH
Traumatic Brain Injury Mission2024 Traumatic Brain Injury2024Quarter 3*2024-25NHMRC
National Critical Research Infrastructure2024 National Critical Research Infrastructure [Innovation Enablers]2024Quarter 42025-26BGH
Preventive and Public Health Research2024 Chronic Respiratory Conditions2024Quarter 42025-26NHMRC
Preventive and Public Health Research2024 Health Technology Assessment (2nd grant opportunity in 2024)2024Quarter 4**2025-26NHMRC
Cardiovascular Health Mission2025 Cardiovascular Health2025Quarter 1^2025-26NHMRC
Clinical Trials Activity2025 International Clinical Trial Collaborations (Round 25.1)2025Quarter 1^2025-26NHMRC
Clinical Trials Activity2025 International Clinical Trial Collaborations (Round 25.2)2025Quarter 1^2025-26NHMRC
Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission2025 Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care2025Quarter 1^2025-26NHMRC
Indigenous Health Research Fund2025 Indigenous Health Research 2025Quarter 1^2025-26TBC
Stem Cell Therapies Mission2025 Stem Cell Therapies2025Quarter 1^2025-26NHMRC
Early to Mid-Career Researchers 2025 Early to Mid-Career Researchers2025Quarter 22025-26NHMRC
  • * Forecasted opening has been revised to allow further expert advice on how funds are expended
  • ** Forecast timing depends on advice from independent expert panel
  • ^ Anticipated opening will be in February or March (not January)

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.

Visit GrantConnect to generate reports on MRFF grant opportunities before 1 January 2020

See a list of MRFF grant recipients.

Grant opportunityApplications openMinimum data dueApplications closeGrant opportunity statusIndicative funding status
2024 Stem Cell Therapies14 Feb 2426 Jun 2424 Jun 24ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2024
2024 Early to Mid-Career Researchers7 Feb 2426 Jun 2424 Jun 24ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2024
2024 Indigenous Health Research7 Feb 2426 Jun 2424 Jun 24ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2024
2023 Innovative Trials6 Feb 24N/A10 Jul 24ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2024
2024 Paediatric Brain Cancer Research5 Feb 2422 May 2419 Jun 24ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2024
2023 Targeted Translation Research Accelerator – Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Mechanisms7 Nov 23N/A21 Feb 24ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024
2023 Targeted Translation Research Accelerator – Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Drugs and Devices7 Nov 23N/A21 Feb 24ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024
2023 Clinical Trials Activity25 Oct 231 May 2429 May 24ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2024
2023 Multidisciplinary Models of Primary Care (Streams 1, 2 and 3)18 Oct 2313 Mar 2410 April 24ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024
2023 Childhood Mental Health Research11 Oct 2328 Feb 2427 March 24ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024
2023 Optimising Screening, Diagnosis and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea6 Sept 2317 Jan 2414 Feb 24ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024
2023 Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (Streams 1-3 and Stream 4 Stage 1)6 Sept 2318 Oct 231 Nov 23ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024
2023 Research Data Infrastructure29 Aug 23N/A8 Dec 23ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024
2023 Genomics Health Futures5 Jul 231 Nov 2329 Nov 23ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024
2023 Mental Health Research5 Jul 231 Nov 2329 Nov 23ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024
2023 Indigenous Health Research28 Jun 237 Feb 246 Mar 24ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024
2023 Traumatic Brain Injury28 Jun 231 Nov 2329 Nov 23ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024
2023 Cardiovascular Health26 Apr 2318 Oct 2315 Nov 23ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024
2023 Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care26 Apr 2318 Oct 2315 Nov 23ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024
2023 Stem Cell Therapies26 Apr 2318 Oct 2315 Nov 23ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024
2023 Global Health27 Mar 23N/A20 Sept 23ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2023
2023 Models of Care for Sexuality & Gender Diverse People & People with Innate Variations of Sex Characteristics1 Mar 2326 Jul 2323 Aug 23ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2023
2023 International Clinical Trial Collaborations1 Mar 23Round 1: 28 Jun 23
Round 2: 6 Dec 23
Round 1: 26 Jul 23
Round 2: 7 Feb 24
Closed

Funding awarded for Round 1 

Funding anticipated to be awarded for Round 2 from June 2024

2023 National Critical Research Infrastructure21 Feb 23N/A31 Jul 23ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from June 2024
2023 BioMedTech Incubator – Dementia and Cognitive Decline20 Feb 23N/A31 Jul 23ClosedFunding awarded
2023 Clinician Researchers Applied Research in Health15 Feb 235 Jul 232 Aug 23ClosedFunding awarded
2023 Early to Mid-Career Researchers15 Feb 2324 May 2321 Jun 23ClosedFunding awarded
2023 Primary Health Care Research8 Feb 235 Jul 232 Aug 23ClosedFunding awarded
2023 Chronic Respiratory Conditions8 Feb 2317 May 2314 Jun 23ClosedFunding awarded
2023 Consumer-Led Research8 Feb 2317 May 2314 Jun 23ClosedFunding awarded
2023 Maternal Health and Healthy Lifestyles8 Feb 2317 May 2314 Jun 23ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Rapid Applied Research Translation9 Jan 23N/A12 May 23ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Clinical Trials Activity14 Dec 223 Mar 2330 Jun 23ClosedFunding anticipated to be awarded from December 2023
2022 Mental Health Research8 Dec 221 Mar 2329 Mar 23ClosedFunding awarded
2022 MRFF Joint Transnational Call1 Dec 22N/A15 Feb 23ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Indigenous Health Research2 Nov 228 Feb 231 Mar 23ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Research Data Infrastructure2 Nov 22N/A13 Feb 23ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Assessment of High-Cost Gene Treatments and Digital Health Interventions24 Oct 2231 Jan 231 Mar 23ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Genomic Health Futures Mission24 Oct 221 Feb 2322 Feb 23ClosedFunding awarded
Clinical Translation and Commercialisation MedTech Program Round 2 Expressions of Interest9 Sept 22N/A7 Oct 22ClosedFunding awarded
2022 National Critical Research Infrastructure16 Jun 22N/A7 Sep 22ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Quality, Safety and Effectiveness of Medicine Use and Medicine Intervention by Pharmacists16 Jun 22N/A7 Sep 22ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Mitochondrial Donation Pilot Program10 Apr 2231 Aug 2214 Sep 22ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Multiple Sclerosis Research1 Apr 22Streams 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
ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Pancreatic Cancer Research1 Apr 22Stream 1: 24 Aug 22
Stream 2: 23 Nov 22
Stream 1: 7 Sep 22
Stream 2: 7 Dec 22
ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Australian Brain Cancer Research Infrastructure1 Apr 2224 Aug 227 Sep 22ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Clinician Researchers: Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health1 Apr 2227 Jul 2210 Aug 22ClosedFunding awarded
2022 International Clinical Trial Collaborations30 Mar 22Round 1: 20 Jul 22
Round 2: 8 Feb 23
Round 1: 3 Aug 22
Round 2: 22 Feb 23
ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Cardiovascular Health30 Mar 2224 Aug 227 Sep 22ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Dementia Ageing and Aged Care30 Mar 2224 Aug 227 Sep 22ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Stem Cell Therapies Mission30 Mar 2224 Aug 227 Sep 22ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Effective Treatments and Therapies30 Mar 2213 Jul 2227 Jul 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 mRNA Clinical Trial Enabling Infrastructure16 Mar 22N/A15 Jul 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 BioMedTech Incubator8 Mar 22N/A25 Aug 22ClosedFunding awarded
2022 Models of Care to Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Acute Care7 Feb 2216 Feb 222 Mar 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Chronic Respiratory Conditions20 Dec 2129 Jun 2220 Jul 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Consumer-Led Research20 Dec 2129 Jun 2220 Jul 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Early to Mid-Career Researchers20 Dec 2129 Jun 2220 Jul 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Maternal Health and Healthy Lifestyles20 Dec 2129 Jun 2220 Jul 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Primary Health Care Digital Innovations20 Dec 2129 Jun 2220 Jul 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Clinical Trials Activity20 Dec 2122 Jun 226 Jul 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Brain Cancer Research20 Dec 2120 Apr 224 May 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Chronic Neurological Conditions20 Dec 2123 Feb 229 Mar 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Indigenous Health Research20 Dec 2116 Feb 222 Mar 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Optimising the Clinical Use of Immunoglobulins20 Dec 2116 Feb 222 Mar 22ClosedFunding awarded
Clinical Translation and Commercialisation MedTech Program Round 1 Expressions of Interest17 Dec 21N/A11 Mar 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 COVID-19 Treatment Access and Public Health Activities 3 Dec 219 Feb 2223 Feb 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Research Data Infrastructure3 Nov 21N/A8 Feb 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Stem Cell Therapies20 Oct 219 Feb 2223 Feb 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions in Children and Adolescents14 Oct 212 Feb 2216 Feb 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Cardiovascular Health28 Sep 212 Feb 2223 Feb 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Genomics Health Futures Mission28 Sep 212 Feb 2216 Feb 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 GBM AGILE27 Sep 2116 Feb 222 Mar 22ClosedThis grant opportunity has been withdrawn
Targeted Translation Research Accelerator Research Projects Round 2 Expressions of Interest27 Sep 21N/A25 Nov 21ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care22 Sep 212 Feb 2216 Feb 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Traumatic Brain Injury17 Sep 2125 Jan 229 Feb 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Primary Heath Care Research16 Sep 219 Feb 2223 Feb 22ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mothers and Babies12 Aug 21N/A25 Nov 21ClosedFunding awarded
2021 COVID-19 Health Impacts and Vaccination Schedules12 May 214 Aug 2118 Aug 21ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need General12 May 21Stream 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
ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Antiviral Development for COVID-1925 Mar 20N/A14 Apr 20ClosedFunding awarded  
BioMedTech Horizons (BMTH) Round Four24 Mar 21N/A19 Apr 21ClosedFunding awarded
2021 International Clinical Trial CollaborationsRound 1: 17 Mar 21 Round 2: 26 Aug 21Round 1: 25 Aug 21
Round 2: 2 Feb 22
Round 1: 8 Sept 21
Round 2: 16 Feb 22
ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Innovative Therapies for Mental Illness17 Mar 217 Jul 2121 Jul 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Rapid Applied Research Translation4 Mar 21N/A6 May 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Early Stage Translation and Commercialisation Support 4 Mar 21N/A1 Apr 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Clinician Researchers: Applied Research in Health24 Feb 21N/A10 May 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Neurofibromatosis Research10 Feb 2124 Mar 217 Apr 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care16 Dec 2024 Feb 2110 Mar 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Paediatric Cancer16 Dec 2024 Feb 2110 Mar 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Indigenous Health Research 18 Dec 2024 Feb 2110 Mar 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Cardiovascular Health16 Dec 2017 Feb 213 Mar 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Genomics Health Futures Mission16 Dec 2017 Feb 213 Mar 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Stem Cell Therapies16 Dec 2017 Feb 213 Mar 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Traumatic Brain Injury Mission16 Dec 2017 Feb 213 Mar 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Improving Diagnosis in Cancers with Low Survival Rates14 Dec 2024 Feb 2110 Mar 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Quality, Safety and Effectiveness of Medicine Use and Medicine Intervention by Pharmacists10 Nov 20N/A23 Feb 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Primary Health Care Research Data Infrastructure10 Nov 20N/A23 Feb 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Efficient Use of Existing Medicines12 Oct 2020 Jan 213 Feb 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Maternal, First 2000 Days, and Childhood Health12 Oct 2020 Jan 213 Feb 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Childhood Cancer Research7 Oct 2020 Jan 213 Feb 21ClosedFunding awarded
2021 Frontier Health and Medical Research7 Oct 20N/A11 Dec 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Mental Health Research2 Sept 2025 Nov 209 Dec 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 International Clinical Trials Collaboration initiative2 Sept 20Round 1: 28 Oct 20
Round 2: 17 Feb 21
Round 1: 11 Nov 20
Round 2: 3 Mar 21
ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Primary Health Care Research2 Sept 2028 Oct 2011 Nov 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Silicosis Research2 Sept 20N/A11 Nov 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Medicinal Cannabis Clinical Trials2 Sept 2028 Oct 2011 Nov 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need General2 Sept 2028 Oct 2011 Nov 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need COVID-1920 Aug 209 Sept 2023 Sept 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Brain Cancer Survivorship1 Jul 20N/A20 Oct 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Rapid Response Digital Health Infrastructure1 Jul 20N/A14 Jul 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Communication Strategies and Approaches During Outbreaks1 Jul 20N/A14 Jul 20ClosedFunding awarded
Frontier Health and Medical Research (Stage Two)1 Jul 20N/A14 Jul 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research15 Jun 20Round 1: 16 Jul 20
Round 2: 11 Nov 20
Round 3: 10 Mar 21
10 Mar 21ClosedFunding awarded
2020 COVID-19 Immunological Studies 12 Jun 20N/A23 Jul 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 COVID-19 Mental Health Research1 Jun 20N/A13 Jul 20ClosedFunding awarded
Tracking COVID-19 using Genomics29 May 20N/A9 Jun 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Targeted Translation Research Accelerator7 Apr 20N/A22 Apr 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Respiratory Medicine Clinical Trials Research on COVID-1923 Mar 20N/A6 Apr 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Development25 Feb 20N/A11 Mar 20ClosedFunding awarded
Frontier Health and Medical Research Program Stage One - Research Plan30 Jan 20N/A26 Mar 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Bushfire Impact Research 17 Jan 20N/A31 Jan 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Stem Cell Therapies15 Jan 20N/A4 Mar 20ClosedFunding awarded
2020 Traumatic Brain Injury15 Jan 2026 Feb 204 Mar 20ClosedFunding awarded
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