Genomics Health Futures Mission Projects Grant Opportunity

Key Dates

28 March 2019 - Scheme opens. Submit Notice of Intent (NOI) ASAP

16 May 2019 - 1st draft due to MRFF team & request for CEO letter of support and co-investment form

23 May 2019 - Final draft due to MRFF team

21 June 2019 (5.00 pm AEST) - New extended deadline

Support

View supporting documents from the UoM MRFF Initiatives team.

Relevant documents including the sample application template, guidelines and factsheet can be found on the Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science webpage, as well as access to the online application form.

For support, email MRFF Project Officer Catherine Nobes at catherine.nobes@unimelb.edu.au; Tel: 03 83441471

Overview

The Genomics Health Futures Mission (GHFM) aims to deliver better diagnostics and targeted treatments, avoid unnecessary health costs, and improve patient experience and outcomes. This will be achieved through partnership with state and territory governments, public and private entities in healthcare, and linkages with the National Health Genomics Policy Framework. A total of $156 million for the Projects Grant stream and $17.6 million for the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Grant stream  have been announced under the GHFM over nine years.

The Grant Opportunity

To be competitive, you will need to fit into one of these three targeted streams:

Cancers (including lung cancer and mesothelioma) and diseases with high mortality and low survivability rate research projects
Total pool: $15 million over three years.

  • Per grant: total request of $0.5 - $5 million
  • Funding period – up to 3 years (July 2019 – June 2022)

Pediatric acute care genomic research for critically ill children projects
Total pool: $15 million over three years.

  • Per grant: total request of $0.5 - $5 million
  • Funding period – up to 3 years (July 2019 – June 2022)

Ethical, Legal and Social Issues Research Grant stream (Australian Government)
Total pool: 3.7 million over three years: $1.2 million in 2019-20 , $1.9 million in 2020-21 and $0.6 million in 2021-22.

  • Per grant: total request of $100K-500K
  • Funding period – up to 3 years (July 2019 – June 2022)

ALL Projects must be completed by 30 June 2022

Eligibility

Applications must provide the following additional documents in addition to being submitted via the University.

  • evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported, and that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding
  • a project plan, including risk management plan
  • a detailed project budget
  • an intellectual property plan
  • a data management plan