Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF): Current Funding Opportunities

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF): Current Funding Opportunities

14th February, 2019

See our summary below for current MRFF grant opportunities and how to apply.

In accordance with s24 of the Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015 , you must be one of the following bodies to be eligible for MRFF funding:

  • a medical research institute
  • a university
  • a corporate Commonwealth entity
  • a corporation (including businesses and not for profits).


Current MRFF Funding Opportunities

MRFF InitiativeApplicant type and purpose of initiativeManaging AgencyClosing dateHow to apply
Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry Initiative (REDI)

GrantConnect ID: GO2319

$32M over 4 years
A service provider who will
• facilitate connections between industry, universities, registered training organisations and government entities
• deliver relevant training programs, industry placements, mentoring and exchange programs for researchers.

Strengthening Australia’s success with translation and commercialisation by
• providing researchers with a diverse range of experiences and exposure to entrepreneurism
• identifying innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease
Dept of Health (via the portal) 5pm AEST, 9 April, 2019To apply, go to
International Clinical Trial Collaborations Grant Opportunity

GrantConnect ID: GO1737

$42M over 4 years
Up to $4.2M per cycle
Australian research teams proposing a single clinical trial

• promote Australian involvement in international collaborative investigator-initiated clinical trials research
• provide evidence of the effectiveness of novel health treatments, drugs or devices that could then be used in Australia
NHMRCCurrent cycle closes:
5pm AEST, 10 April, 2019

Minimum data:
27 March, 2019

Continuous applications - 3 peer review cycles per year.
Information on how to apply is available on the NHMRC website.

Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant Opportunity - Round 2

GrantConnect ID: GO2361
Australian research teams

Health system research question topics for this grant opportunity are:

1. Mobile X-ray services provided within residential aged care facilities

2. Health economics study of the impacts and costs associated with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
NHMRC5pm AEST, 10 April, 2019
Apply via NHMRC’s RGMS


Recently closed MRFF funding rounds

MRFF InitiativeApplicant type and purpose of initiativeManaging AgencyClosing dateHow to apply
Million Minds Mission Grant Opportunity

GrantConnect ID: GO2017

$25M over 5 years
APPLICANT TYPE: multidisciplinary teams of researchers

To fund research into:
• eating disorders
• mental health of children and young people
• mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
20 February, 2019

Apply via NHMRC’s RGMS
Frontier Health and Medical Research Program Stage One – Research Plan

GrantConnect ID: GO1980

APPLICANT TYPE: research organisations

OBJECTIVES: to create opportunities for researcher collaborations to explore bold and innovative ideas in the health and medical research sector

A Stage One grant will form the basis of a Stage Two application. Up to 10 grants from $250K to $1M will be funded.
Dept of HealthCLOSED
26 February, 2019
To apply, go to