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Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants 2020

Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Grants support high-quality clinical trials and cohort studies that address important gaps in knowledge, leading to relevant and implementable findings for the benefit of human health. 

Open

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases: Cancer Prevention Funding Call 2019

The GACD funding call will focus on implementation research proposals for the primary and/or secondary prevention of cancer in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) and/or in populations facing conditions of vulnerability in High-Income Countries (HICs).

Open

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research Grant Opportunity

This Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Coronavirus Research Response- 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research Grant Opportunity will accelerate the development of promising COVID-19 prophylactic vaccine candidates for which research and development is already underway. The prophylactic vaccine must be intended to induce active long-term immunity against COVID-19.

Open

Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – 2020 COVID-19 Mental Health Research Grant Opportunity

This Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Coronavirus Research Response grant opportunity will support research to understand how the mental health system can be enhanced to be most effective and responsive during and following the acute COVID-19 crisis. This may include consolidating data systems, helping to design and deliver new treatments, new services, and new policies both during and beyond the crisis. 

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MRFF Coronavirus Research Response – 2020 COVID-19 Immunological Studies Grant Opportunity

This Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Coronavirus Research Response - 2020 COVID-19 Immunological Studies Grant Opportunity will support research that characterises the immune response across COVID-19 patients with asymptomatic, mild, moderate, severe, and critical disease.

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National Institute for Health Research Collaborative Research Grant Scheme 2020 funding - Round 3

The NHMRC-NIHR Collaborative Research Grant scheme (NHMRC-NIHR scheme) supports Australian participation and collaboration in leading international collaborative research through the United Kingdom’s NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme. The HTA Programme funds independent research about the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests.

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NHMRC Special Initiative in Mental Health

Mental Health is a strategic priority for NHMRC. The Special Initiative in Mental Health will support a multidisciplinary, nationally focussed team to establish a national centre for innovation in mental health care as a collaborative network across Australia that will undertake innovative high quality implementation research to improve health outcomes and outlooks for people living with mental illness in defined areas of need.

Open

NHMRC-EU Collaborative Research Grant Scheme – 2020 priorities for 2020 funding

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – European Union (EU) Collaborative Research Grant Scheme provides a contribution to Australian researchers participating in leading international collaborative research that has been favourably evaluated for funding under select European Commission Horizon 2020 topics.

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Partnership Projects

This funding scheme provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions, undertake research, interpret the findings and implement the findings into policy and practice.

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Partnership Projects PRC1

This funding scheme provides funding and support to create new opportunities for researchers and policy makers to work together to define research questions, undertake research, interpret the findings and implement the findings into policy and practice.

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Postgraduate Scholarships

The NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Research Masters Degree).

Upcoming

Targeted Call for Research into End of Life Care

This Targeted Call for Research (TCR) aims to identify best practice approaches to end of life care that are meaningful for patients, carers and families and coordinated within, and sustainable for, the health system.

Closed

Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowships

The Australian Government announced as part of the 2014 Budget an additional $200 million over five years to boost Australia’s dementia research capacity.

Closed

Boosting Dementia Research Grants Priority Round 2

Priority Round 2 is the JPND call for multinational research projects for pathway analysis across neurodegenerative diseases.

Closed

Boosting Dementia Research Grants Priority Round 3

In Priority round 3, NHMRC has allocated funding to support a multidisciplinary, national team to establish and maintain a National Dementia Network. 

Closed

Boosting Dementia Research Grants Scheme: Priority Round 5 – Implementing Dementia Risk Reduction and Prevention Research

Modifiable lifestyle risk and protective factors for dementia offer very real opportunities for programs that seek to prevent or delay the onset of dementia and thereby decrease the incidence of dementia across generations. Even a modest reduction in incidence rates is projected to have significant impacts on society, healthcare and the economy1

1National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling: Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056 (2017).

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Boosting Dementia Research Grants: Priority Round 1

Priority Round 1 is about the implementation of dementia research into clinical practice and care in various settings, such as hospitals, community, aged care facilities and general practice. Applications addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health are encouraged, as are applications targeted at regional and remote community health.

Closed

Boosting Dementia Research Grants: Priority round 4

Priority Round 4: European Union Joint Program on Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) Call for Multinational Projects on Health and Social Care for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Closed

Boosting Dementia Research Grants: Priority round 6

NHMRC has allocated funding to support partnerships of multidisciplinary, national teams to strengthen Australia’s national dementia data assets and capabilities to deliver high quality information and analytic methods for dementia research under the Boosting Dementia Research Grants Scheme: Priority Round 6.

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Career Development Fellowships

These fellowships are highly competitive, four year fellowships that recognise and provide support for the most outstanding early to mid-career health and medical researchers in each Fellowship category.

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Centres of Research Excellence

The Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) scheme provides support for teams of researchers to pursue collaborative research and develop capacity in clinical research, health services research and public health research. 

Closed

Dementia Research Team Grants

These team grants will provide support for teams of researchers over five years to pursue collaborative research, promote effective translation of research, and develop capacity under a dementia research priority framework.

Closed

Development Grants

The Development Grants scheme provides financial support to individual researchers and/or research teams to undertake health and medical research within Australia at the proof-of-concept stage that specifically drives towards a commercial outcome within a foreseeable timeframe.

Closed

Early career fellowships

ECFs provide for advanced training in health and medical research either in Australia or overseas (where appropriate), to enable Fellows to work on research projects with nominated advisers. Awards are offered to a limited number of persons of outstanding ability who wish to make research a significant component of their career.

Closed

European Union Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND)

Call for proposals: Novel imaging and brain stimulation methods and technologies related to Neurodegenerative Diseases 2020

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European Union Joint Programme on Neurodegenerative Disease Research 2015 Call for Proposals

NNIDR Grants Priority Round 1: European Union Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) Call for Proposals: European research projects on neurodegenerative diseases: risk and protective factors, longitudinal cohort approaches and advanced experimental models (JPco-fuND).

Closed

Ideas Grants

The objective of the Ideas Grant scheme is to support innovative research projects addressing a specific question(s).

Closed

Investigator Grants

Investigator Grants consolidate separate fellowship and research support into one grant scheme that provides the highest-performing researchers at all career stages with funding for their salary (if required) and a significant research support package.

These grants provide the investigator with flexibility to pursue important new research directions as they arise and to form collaborations as needed, rather than being restricted to the scope of a specific research project.

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Lifting Clinical Trials and Registries Capacity (LCTRC) Grant Opportunity

This competitive grant opportunity supports clinical trials that address low survival cancers and diseases, aiming to improve survival rates for Australians with a low survival cancer or other disease.

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Low survival cancers and diseases grant opportunity

This competitive grant opportunity will provide support for clinical trials that address low survival cancers and diseases. Applications to this grant opportunity must propose a single clinical trial that aims to improve survival rates for Australians with a low survival cancer or other disease. 

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MRFF - 2020 Respiratory Medicine Clinical Trials Research on COVID-19 Grant Opportunity

This Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Coronavirus Research Response Initiative grant opportunity will accelerate research to develop treatments for severe acute respiratory distress in late-stage patients infected with COVID 19 in order to support the response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia.

Closed

MRFF - Cardiovascular Health Mission - 2019 Cardiovascular Health Grant Opportunity

The Medical Research Future Fund – Cardiovascular Health Mission – 2019 Cardiovascular Health Grant Opportunity will support research to drive transformative improvements in cardiovascular health and stroke for all Australians.

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MRFF - Global Health Initiative – 2019 Tackling AMR and DR-TB Grant Opportunity

The Medical Research Future Fund – Global Health Initiative aims to support research that will enhance knowledge and develop tools to combat threats to national health security posed by the regional and global challenges of antimicrobial resistance and drug resistant tuberculosis through international research collaboration.

Closed

MRFF - Million Minds Mission - 2019 Suicide Prevention Grant Opportunity

The Medical Research Future Fund - Million Minds Mission - 2019 Suicide Prevention Grant Opportunity will support research into interventions that aim to reduce the rate of suicide in Australia, and will contribute to the evidence base around what works to reduce suicide in Australia.

Closed

MRFF - PHCR Initiative - 2019 Primary Health Care Research Grant Opportunity

The Medical Research Future Fund – Primary Health Care Research Initiative aims to enable or support an increase in Australia’s evidence base in primary health care through research to improve service delivery and patient outcomes, and translate this knowledge into action.

Closed

MRFF - PPHR Initiative – 2019 Preventive and Public Health Research Grant Opportunity

The Medical Research Future Fund - Preventive and Public Health Research Initiative - 2019 Preventive and Public Health Research Grant Opportunity will support research that focuses on one or more of the following priority areas: 

  • Maternal health and the first 2000 days
  • Early childhood, and
  • Exercise and nutrition.

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MRFF - PPHR Initiative – 2019 Targeted Health System & Community Organisation Research Grant Opportunity

The Medical Research Future Fund - Preventive and Public Health Research Initiative - 2019 Targeted Health System and Community Organisation Research Grant Opportunity will support research that addresses the comparative effectiveness of health services and areas of health system practice with low or insubstantial evidence.

Closed

MRFF - Stem Cell Therapies Mission - 2020 Stem Cell Therapies Grant Opportunity

The Medical Research Future Fund – Stem Cell Therapies Mission – 2020 Stem Cell Therapies Grant Opportunity will support stem cell research to deliver innovative, safe and effective treatments.

Closed

MRFF Coronavirus Research Response - 2020 Antiviral Development for COVID-19 Grant Opportunity

This Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Coronavirus Research Response Initiative grant opportunity will identify antiviral candidates targeting SARS-CoV-2 (new and repurposed) and accelerate promising effective treatments that can be made available to treat Australians infected with SARS-CoV-2.

Closed

MRFF Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative – 2019 Endometriosis Research Grant Opportunity

This Medical Research Future Fund Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative grant opportunity will support research that addresses gaps in knowledge attributable to endometriosis. 

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MRFF Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative – 2019 Ovarian Cancer Research Grant Opportunity

This Medical Research Future Fund Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative grant opportunity will support research that addresses gaps in knowledge attributable to ovarian cancer.

Closed

MRFF Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative – 2020 Bushfire Impact Research Grant Opportunity

This Medical Research Future Fund Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative grant opportunity will link researchers, institutions, policy makers and professional associations together to gather evidence on the physiological and mental health effects of bushfires and exposure to hazardous smoke over time.

Closed

MRFF EPCDR - 2020 Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Development Grant Opportunity

This Medical Research Future Fund Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative grant opportunity will accelerate research into the development of a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Closed

MRFF Indigenous Health Research Fund - 2019 Indigenous Health Research Grant Opportunity

Applications to this MRFF Indigenous Health Research Fund - 2019 Indigenous Health Research Grant Opportunity must propose a research project that drives improvement in one of the four identified key health challenges: 

  • Ending avoidable deafness
  • Preventing chronic kidney disease
  • Improving adolescent mental health 
  • Ending avoidable blindness 

Closed

MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Program

The ICTC Grant Opportunity will provide support for Australian research teams to conduct clinical trial research in collaboration with international counterparts.

Closed

MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Program PRC 1

The ICTC Grant Opportunity will provide support for Australian research teams to conduct clinical trial research in collaboration with international counterparts.

Closed

MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Program PRC 2

The ICTC Grant Opportunity will provide support for Australian research teams to conduct clinical trial research in collaboration with international counterparts.

Closed

MRFF International Clinical Trial Collaborations (ICTC) Program PRC 3

The ICTC Grant Opportunity will provide support for Australian research teams to conduct clinical trial research in collaboration with international counterparts.

Closed

MRFF Keeping Australians Out of Hospital Grant Opportunity

The Medical Research Future Fund - Keeping Australians Out of Hospital grant opportunity will support research into evidence-based, implementable and scalable preventive health measures that aim to prevent the development of or promote better management of complex and chronic health conditions, improve quality of life for people with these conditions and keep them out of hospital.

Closed

MRFF Million Minds Mission Grant Opportunity

The Medical Research Future Fund - Million Minds Mission grant opportunity will support multidisciplinary teams of researchers to undertake collaborative, patient-focussed research that is transformative, scalable and demonstrates the greatest improvement on health outcomes and translation into policy and/or practice.