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Research Grants

Maternal, First 2000 Days, and Childhood Health Grant Opportunity

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Preventive and Public Health Research Initiative will support research that focuses on one or more of the following priorities: 

  • Maternal health 
  • Early childhood, or 
  • Exercise and nutrition.

The objectives of this grant opportunity are to:

  • foster new discoveries that lead to practice changes in community and clinical settings 
  • increase collaboration across academic disciplines, policymakers and health services to better understand the social, cognitive and emotional aspects of people’s health choices
  • develop guidance, tools and interventions to support Australians to adopt positive behaviour change and to live active and healthy lives, and
  • improve health outcomes for Australians living with chronic and complex disease through innovative public health approaches, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and for disadvantaged regional and rural and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Applications will only be accepted from NHMRC approved Administering Institutions. A list of NHMRC approved Administering Institutions is available from the GrantConnect GO Documents and from the NHMRC’s Administrating Institutions list on the NHMRC website.

Further information on the Medical Research Future Fund is available from the Department of Health website.

Closes 3 February 2021

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Cardiovascular Health Mission – 2020 Cardiovascular Health Grant Opportunity (GO4570)
The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Cardiovascular Health Mission aims to make transformative improvements in cardiovascular health and stroke for all Australians through:
  • reducing the number of Australians of all ages affected by heart disease and stroke
  • improving outcomes from acute cardiovascular and stroke events
  • improving long-term recovery and survivorship after a cardiovascular or stroke event.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support Australian medical research and medical innovation projects that, develop novel interventions, including therapeutics and devices, to prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke; develop novel treatments and devices to improve outcomes; and conduct small-scale development projects to establish feasible, evidence-based approaches aimed at improving survivorship and reducing morbidity.

The intended outcome of the research is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by:

  • Stream 1 (Targeted Call for Research): providing new therapeutics and devices that prevent cardiovascular disease and/or stroke
  • Stream 2 (Targeted Call for Research): providing new interventions that promote rapid and more effective recovery following an acute cardiovascular disease and/or stroke event
  • Stream 3 (Incubator): generating new approaches that have the potential to transform care following a cardiovascular and/or stroke event.

Applicants to this grant opportunity must propose research that addresses one of the three Streams of research. An application may be submitted to one of the above three Streams only. Applicants must specify the Stream to which they are applying in their application.

This grant opportunity is being administered by NHMRC on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health. 

Further information on the Medical Research Future Fund is available from the Department of Health website.

Applications will only be accepted from NHMRC approved Administering Institutions. A list of NHMRC approved Administering Institutions is available from the GrantConnect GO Documents and from the NHMRC’s Administering Institutions list on the NHMRC website.

Grants from $0 to $3m with a total pool of $20.28m
Closes 3 March 2021
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Stem Cell Therapies Mission – 2020 Stem Cell Therapies Grant (GO4571)

This grant aims to support world-leading stem cell research that develops and delivers innovative, safe and effective stem cell medicines to improve health outcomes, in partnership with patients and carers, that are accessible to all Australians who need them. 

The objective is to provide grants of financial assistance to support Australian medical research and medical innovation projects that:

  • support proof-of-concept studies to establish the feasibility of novel stem cell-based therapies
  • conduct Phase 1 clinical trials for promising stem cell treatments
  • apply stem cell-based screens for the development of treatments for inherited disease, complex disease, infectious disease and cancer
  • foster research on the ethical, social, regulatory, health economics and legal issues associated with the development, availability, regulation and application of stem cell therapies and treatments
  • use stem cell-derived tissue models to rapidly screen TGA (and FDA) approved drugs as potential treatments for COVID-19.

This grant opportunity is being administered by NHMRC on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health.

Further information on the Medical Research Future Fund is available from the Department of Health website.

Applications will only be accepted from NHMRC approved Administering Institutions. A list of NHMRC approved Administering Institutions is available from the GrantConnect GO Documents and from the NHMRC’s Administering Institutions list on the NHMRC website.

Grants from $0 to $5m are available.

Closes 3 March 2021
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Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Grant Opportunity (GO 4569)

The objective of this grant is to support Australian medical research and medical innovation projects that will:

  • identify an appropriate suite of measures that enable appraisal of local organisation and system performance to assess the impact of new care delivery models and quality improvement for people living with dementia
  • develop interventions that deliver holistic and multidisciplinary care after diagnosis to improve quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers
  • develop new and improved diagnostic and prognostic tools for dementia, including biological markers of disease onset and progression
  • conduct research to understand and address barriers to effective infection control practices in aged care settings and during transitions.

The intended outcome of the research is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians:

  • Stream 1 (Targeted Call for Research (TCR)): living with dementia by supporting assessment and adoption of improved care delivery models 
  • Stream 2 (TCR): living with dementia and their carers by developing and supporting the adoption of new patient-centred care approaches 
  • Stream 3 (TCR): living with dementia by enabling earlier and more effective diagnosis and a better understanding of disease progression
  • Stream 4 (TCR): by reducing the incidence of infectious disease amongst residents in aged care settings and during transitions.

Applications will only be accepted from NHMRC approved Administering Institutions. A list of NHMRC approved Administering Institutions is available from the GrantConnect GO Documents and from the NHMRC’s Administering Institutions list on the NHMRC website.

Grants from $0 to $4m are available.

Closes 12 March 2021

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Genomics Health Futures Mission Grant Opportunity (GO4560)

This grant aims to improve the lives of Australians by accelerating research that delivers more effective testing, diagnosis and treatment; facilitates the adoption of new interventions; and consolidates Australia’s international leadership in genomics.

The objective of this grant is to provide grants of financial assistance to support Australian medical research and medical innovation projects that: 

  • Stream 1 (Targeted Call for Research): identify and diagnose novel - primarily monogenic or oligogenic - rare diseases and increase the genomic diagnostic rate towards 70% by 2025.
  • Stream 2 (Targeted Call for Research): improve early detection and targeted treatment for the most common cancers to reducing the burden of disease. Research proposals in this stream must focus on one of the following topics:
    - Topic A: discover clinically relevant biomarkers to improve early detection of common cancers
    - Topic B: develop genomic tools and technologies to identify genetic predisposition to cancer and improve screening and targeted intervention
    - Topic C: develop genomic screening tools for predictive disease modelling and to guide therapy.
  • Stream 3 (Targeted Call for Research): promote diagnostic effectiveness and efficiency through a better understanding of the impact of genetic variants through functional genomics by establishing a national functional genomics approach to enhance novel gene discoveries, increase diagnostic rates and enable disease modelling to support the development of targeted therapies. All three Streams are intended to support large-scale interdisciplinary research.

Applications will only be accepted from NHMRC approved Administering Institutions. A list of NHMRC approved Administering Institutions is available from the GrantConnect GO Documents and from the NHMRC’s Administrating Institutions list on the NHMRC website.

Grants from $500, 000 to $6m are available.

Closes 3 March 2021

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Traumatic Brain Injury Mission Grant (GO4573)

This grant aims to accelerate Australian TBI research that develops and delivers innovative and effective treatments that substantially and equitably optimise and improve outcomes for people who experience TBI, in partnership with people with TBI and carers.

The intended outcome of the research is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by:

  • Stream 1 (Incubator): supporting the development of more effective, evidence-based care for moderate to severe TBI through increased knowledge 
  • Stream 2 (Incubator): supporting health care providers to consistently deliver best practice treatment and care for moderate to severe TBI 
  • Stream 3 (Targeted Call for Research): reducing the extent of harm caused by  moderate to severe TBI by improving acute care practice
  • Stream 4 (Incubator): supporting health care providers to consistently deliver best practice treatments and care for mild TBI 
  • Stream 5 (Targeted Call for Research): identifying strategies for improving community awareness of TBI and responses to people living with TBI.

Applicants to this grant opportunity must propose research that addresses one of the five Streams only. Applicants must specify the Stream to which they are applying in their application.

Applications will only be accepted from NHMRC approved Administering Institutions. A list of NHMRC approved Administering Institutions is available from the GrantConnect GO Documents and from the NHMRC’s Administering Institutions list on the NHMRC website.

Grants $0 to $1m are available.

Closes 3 March 2021

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