Initiatives and programs
Accelerated Research has been consolidated into the Emerging Priorities and Consumer-Driven Research initiative under the MRFF 10-year Investment Plan. This initiative supported researchers working to develop new treatments and cures for debilitating conditions, in areas of identified unmet need.
The Australian Brain Cancer Mission is investing $136.66 million to support research into brain cancer. It aims to double the survival rates and improve the quality of life of patients with brain cancer.
The Biomedical Translation Bridge (BTB) is now part of the Medical Research Commercialisation initiative under the MRFF 10-year Investment Plan.
BioMedTech Horizons is now part of the Medical Research Commercialisation initiative under the MRFF 10-year Investment Plan.
This initiative invested $10 million in research to help promote good health practice, prevent disease and keep people out of hospital.
The Cardiovascular Health Mission is investing $220 million. It brings together researchers, health professionals, industry and patients to make transformative improvements in heart and vascular health and stroke for all Australians.
The Clinical Trials Activity initiative will provide $750 million over 10 years from 2022-23. It will help Australian researchers and patients test new treatments through national and international clinical trials.
The Clinician Researchers initiative will provide $200 million over 10 years from 2022-23 to support the next generation of talented Australian researchers. It will support health care professionals researching topics important to clinical care.
The Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission is investing $185 million. It supports older Australians to maintain their health and quality of life as they age, live independently for longer, and access quality care when they need it.
The Early to Mid-Career Researchers initiative will invest $384.2 million over 10 years from 2022-23 in early to mid-career researchers (EMCRs). The initiative will build and grow research capacity and capability in Australia by supporting EMCRs to continue their health and medical research careers.