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Contribute to a new era in Australian health and medical research

We have joined with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to strengthen Australia’s world-leading research capability under a new structure. You can contribute by nominating for our new NHMRC-MRFF joint advisory committees.

$20 million to move digital health research from the lab into health care

The Australian Government is investing almost $20 million to commercialise digital health research projects that will transform health care in Australia. Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

$57 million for research to transform health care using the power of AI and to fight genetic disease

The Australian Government is investing almost $30 million in research into how the healthcare system can use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve people’s lives. It is also providing $27 million for genomics research to improve the diagnosis of genetic disease and cancer. Funding is from MRFF.

Medical Research Future Fund supports new biotech company tackling hard-to-treat cancers

Thanks to funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), Ternarx will use world-leading technology to target difficult to treat cancers.

Experts to advise on traumatic brain injury research priorities

A new expert advisory panel will inform the future of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) priorities for traumatic brain injury research.

$34 million for research to improve primary care and chronic pain treatment and to better understand long COVID

The Australian Government is investing $19.6 million for research into primary health care and nearly $14.5 million for research into the impacts of long COVID. Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Have your say on our mission to improve cardiovascular health

We are seeking feedback on the Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) $220 million Cardiovascular Health Mission.

Helping newborn babies to start breathing

One in ten newborns need help to start breathing at birth. Australian company ResusRight is developing a world-first portable resuscitation monitor. The Nemo monitor shows paramedics and birth attendants how much air to give the baby, helping to avoid injury or death.

Investing in today’s research for tomorrow’s health care

Read how the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) 3rd 10-year Investment Plan will support Australian research to ensure Australians receive the highest quality health care.

$10 million for research to address areas of unmet health need using existing data infrastructure in new ways

Apply for funding under the 2024 Research Data Infrastructure grant opportunity from 15 July 2024. Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Helping the Northern Rivers community to heal after the 2022 floods

The Australian Government is providing $3.8 million to help over 200 people left with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the floods. Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Transforming health and medical research in Australia

The Australian Government is investing $1.89 billion, and will develop a national strategy, to transform health and medical research in Australia.

Explore Medical Research Future Fund funding rates and upcoming grant opportunities

Information about Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funding rates and grant opportunities forecast to open from April 2024 is now available.

Medical Research Future Fund – Upcoming webinar for research administration officers

Registrations are now open to join our next Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Research Administration Officer (RAO) webinar on 27 March 2024.

$12.6 million to support international clinical trials in Australia and evidence-based health care

Applications are open for the 2024 International Clinical Trial Collaborations grant opportunity. Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Experts to advise on genomic research priorities

A new expert advisory panel will inform the future of Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) priorities for genomic research.

Webinar: How to improve the health of rural, remote and regional communities with a Medical Research Future Fund grant

We invite you to join our Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Webinar at 11:00am (AEDT) on 14 March 2024.

$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).

Improving cancer outcomes by helping regional patients join clinical trials

Cancer specialist Associate Professor Craig Underhill is leading an ambitious program to improve cancer outcomes in regional Victoria by 2025. He is giving patients access to new treatments by increasing their access to clinical trials.

Smart glasses could help people who are blind or vision impaired navigate by sound

Augmented reality glasses combine machine vision and AI to add digital information to what we see. Entrepreneur Robert Yearsley is adapting this technology to help people who are blind or vision impaired navigate by spatial sound.

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.
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