Test - Brain Cancer Survivorship

TIMELINE - UoM lead application


Notice of Intent (NOI) registration OPEN

Create an online application


Submit completed MRFF Supporting Template and draft UoM letter of support to MRFF team for review. Early submission encouraged.

Liaise with partners to obtain partner Letters of Support


Final Draft and all attachments separated into individual document (including UoM letter of support) to MRFF team for second review


Submit completed Authority to Participate form (this will enable MRFF team to obtain signature of DVCR on the UoM letter of support)


Complete entry of online application details and assessment criteria for compliance check

Obtain Authorisation to submit from MRFF team
Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Submit application to sponsor by 5pm.

TIMELINE - UoM non-lead application


Provide partners draft proposal (including project plan, budget, IP arrangements),  partner letter of support

Submit completed Authority to Participate form (this will enable MRFF team to obtain signature of DVCR on the UoM letter of support)


The objective of this Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity are to:

  • support the development of new approaches and the use of technologies to improve communications between brain cancer survivors, their families, carers and health care professionals; and  understand how information technologies and platforms can be used to support people with brain cancer, their families and carers, and their impact on the physical, psychosocial and economic sequelae of a brain cancer diagnosis.
  • Survivorship research must be focused on children, adolescents and young adults, or adults with malignant brain cancer, their families or carers.

Areas of focus may include:

  • research into new educational and communication methods and approaches, including special approaches and considerations for underserved and at-risk populations
  • research on new methods and strategies to disseminate cancer information/innovation to healthcare providers (e.g., web-based information, telemedicine, smartphone apps etc.) and the effectiveness of these approaches
  • research on new communication processes and/or media and information technologies within the health care system and the effectiveness of these approaches.


For this grant opportunity, $3 million is available over three years. There is no maximum grant amount but grants cannot exceed the amount of available funds.

$1m $1m $1m

The grant amount will be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs (grant percentage)


  • Any Chief and/or Lead Investigators named on your application under this grant opportunity are not named as Chief and/or Lead Investigators on any other application under this grant opportunity; and
  • Applications must provide 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

How to apply

  1. Notice of Intent: Please submit a Notice of Intent if you are considering applying for this grant opportunity.  RIC-MRFF team will then contact each applicant with further information.
  2. Review documentation: Review the grant guidelines and the breakdown of application components table below.
  3. Create online application: via business.gov.au.  

    *You must list Heather St John (Director, MRFF Initiatives) as the Authorised Signatory

  4. Submit first draft to RIC: Provide completed MRFF Supporting Template and draft UoM letter of support to RIC within the RIC internal submission period for review.
  5. Refine application: After taking feedback from the RIC team into consideration, complete the application on the portal. It is suggested advice is sought from colleagues, Faculty Mentors, etc. before finalising the application.
  6. Submit final draft to RIC: Provide your final draft application (with all attachments separated into individual document) and UoM Letter of Support
  7. Submit Authority to Participate form: HoD signature or approval required for all involved departments with participating investigators.
    Signed ATP  to be sent to enquiries-mrff@unimelb.edu.au
  8. Compliance review by RIC: complete online application and upload all documents for compliance review by RIC.
  9. Authorisation for final submission: Obtain authorisation from MRFF team to submit the application on the online portal.
  10. Sent a copy of your final application to RIC at enquiries-mrff@unimelb.edu.au

Key Application Components and Support

This application is comprised of an online form, several attachments and letters of support. The table below outlines the components  required to complete the application and instructions on support available for each component.

Application Components

Instructions and support available

Online Form content

Details and Response to Assessment Criteria

Login  to https://portal.business.gov.au/ to familiarise yourself with sections and required attachments in the form

See Sample form containing UoM details and contacts

Attachment: Project Plan

Maximum 12 pages excluding appendices

See MRFF supporting template

Attachment: Risk Management Plan

Attachment: Feasibility analysis

Attachment: Budget

See MRFF supporting template

Work with your grant administrator (https://gateway.research.unimelb.edu.au/directory/contact-lists/your-academic-division-research-contacts) to develop full costing and requested budget.

Attachment: Evidence of support from your board

Complete the CEO Letter of Support (UoM) template

Attachment: Partner Letters of Support

See Partner letter of support template

Attachment: Intellectual property (IP) arrangements (where applicable)

Please contact your Business Development Manager to seek advice on the IP arrangements for your project.

If you do not have a Business Development Manager, please contact _________ .

Supporting documents

Sponsor Documents

Grant Guidelines

Sample Application Form

Sample Agreement

RIC Documents

MRFF Supporting Template

Sample Application Form (with UoM details populated)

UoM Letter of Support template

Partner Letter of Support template

Authority to Participate


MRFF Brain Cancer Survivorship questions and primary email

Key Contacts

Alvin Wong and Catherine Nobes
T: +61 3 8344 9352 (Alvin) & +61 3 8344 1471 (Catherine)