Medical Research Future Fund

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is a $20 billion vehicle for investment in health and medical research. It represents the single largest boost to research funding in Australia’s history. It supports research and innovation activities with the objective of improving the health and wellbeing of Australians.

The MRFF Initiatives team communicate MRFF funding opportunities and provide guidance and template documents, strategic application support and review, and eligibility and compliance checks.

The team assist with Chancellery sign off for letters of support and can coordinate support from other RIC divisions (including Business Development, Knowledge and Technology Transfer and Partnerships) in grant development. The team also facilitate acceptance of awards, negotiation and execution of agreements and variations and assists with managing reporting requirements.

All currently open schemes can be found  by clicking on 'Current Funding Opportunities' below. We also encourage you to check the MRFF Grant Opportunities Calendar which shows grant opportunities anticipated to open in the near future.

NEW: Funded rates of MRFF schemes between 2020-2022 (Appendix G)

The MRFF Consumer Reference Panel has developed the Principles for consumer involvement in research funded by the Medical Research Future Fund to encourage and support effective collaboration between consumers, researchers, research organisations and other health and medical research stakeholders.

More Information

  • More about the MRFF: Strategy, Priorities and Consultation Process
    • Find out more about the Medical Research Future Fund, how it works, who manages it, all awarded MRFF proposals and other MRFF-related resources on the Department's website here.
    • The Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015 sets out rules for the fund, including the establishment of the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB) and compels it to consult the public. AMRAB sets the strategy and priorities for the Medical Research Future Fund and consults the public regularly before updating these.
    • AMRAB sets the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy every 5 years. It takes into account Australia's health needs and areas that need greater investment. The current Strategy (2016-2021) can be found here.
    • AMRAB sets the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities every 2 years. The current Priorities (2022-2024) can be found here.
    • Find out more about consultations here.
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