MRFF research themes

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funds research around 4 key themes: patients, researchers, research missions and research translation.

The Government's MRFF 3rd 10-year Investment Plan spending focuses on 4 key research themes, in line with the MRFF Strategy and Priorities:

  • Patients
    This theme aims to bring benefits to patients, including supporting life-changing clinical trials, funding innovative treatments and advanced health care and medical technologies. 
  • Researchers
    This theme aims to support Australian researchers, including to help build their skills and capacity, support their research in priority areas and assist them to develop and bring new research discoveries to the market.  
  • Research missions
    MRFF Research Missions are large programs of work that bring together key researchers, health professionals, stakeholders, industry partners and patients to tackle big health challenges.
  • Research translation
    This theme aims to translate research outcomes into practice by building the evidence base to support the adoption of best practice care into health delivery.

The MRFF funding process allocates funding to these themes according to MRFF Priorities

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