MRFF 2022 Frontier Health and Medical Research Grant Opportunity

Grant Name
MRFF 2022 Frontier Health and Medical Research Grant Opportunity
Department of Health and Aged Care
Australian Government
Country or Region
Research Field
Health and Medical Research
Grant Size
Contact Info
Business Grants Hub

You can apply if you:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • are incorporated in Australia

and in accordance with s24 of the MRFF Act 2015, be one of the following entities:

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

We can only accept applications where you can 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
  • letters of support from each project partner, where applicable
  • audited financial statements or annual reports.

In addition you must not duplicate any research that has been or is currently being undertaken.

You must list all members of your research team (Chief Investigators), to a maximum of 15. A Chief Investigator cannot be named on more than one active expression of interest/full application.

You can’t apply if you are:

  • an individual
  • a partnership
  • an unincorporated association
  • a trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a trust)
  • an organisation, or your project partner is an organisation, included on the National Redress Scheme’s list of Institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme
  • an employer of 100 or more employees that has not complied with the Workplace Gender Equality Act (2012).

Partner with other organisations

Joint applications are encouraged, provided you have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply.

The lead organisation must fill out the application form.

If we give your group the grant, the lead organisation:

  • signs the grant agreement
  • is responsible for making sure your group follows the rules in the grant agreement.

Further information on eligibility is in the grant opportunity guidelines.

Grant Number

This grant opportunity offers funding to support medical research and medical innovation programs of research that deliver a ‘moonshot’ by creating a treatment for a currently serious and incurable health condition, through a series of linked projects. The program of research can propose to develop novel health technologies and/or re-purpose existing health technologies in a novel way.

The process to get funding has 2 stages:

  • expression of interest – outlining a proposed program of research with a 10-year time horizon
  • full application, for a project of up to 5 years under the program of research.

Full applications may be submitted by invitation only. Applicants may propose to start research at any stage in the research pipeline from proof-of-concept, with the intention of achieving full implementation of the proposed technology in 10 years.

Funding for subsequent projects under the program of research that continue to progress the technology towards full implementation can be sought by submitting additional full applications to this grant opportunity (i.e. applicants do not need to recommence with an EOI). These applications may be submitted by invitation only.

We expect that expressions of interest will close on 31 March 2026, with the last grants awarded by 30 June 2027.

Funding resources

Purdue Grant Writing Lab: Introduction to Grant Writing Open Link
University of Wisconsin Writing Center: Planning and Writing a Grant Proposal Open Link

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