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 will support research and innovation activities with the objective of improving the health and wellbeing of Australians.

The MRFF Initiatives team communicate MRFF funding opportunities and provides 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.

As MRFF funding rounds are announced sporadically with short lead times and are highly targeted the team encourage you to contact them with project ideas that will be captured in the MRFF project pipeline so you can be alerted to relevant MRFF opportunities as they arise.

More Information

  • MRFF Governance in Summary
    • 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 (2020-2022) can be found here.
    • Find out more about consultations here.
    • You can read the University of Melbourne's recent submission to the 2020-2022 Priorities consultation here.
  • Helpful Links

    Register your Notice of Intent (NOI)

    Register here

    Accepting and Managing your MRFF Grant

    NHMRC awarded grant

    Non-NHMRC awarded grant

    Useful media links

    MTPConnect's 'Preparing Successful Commercialisation Funding Applications' webinar

University of Melbourne MRFF Success Stories