The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Cardiovascular Health Mission - 2020 Cardiovascular Health Grant Opportunity aims to provide grants of financial assistance to support Australian medical research and medical innovation projects that develop novel interventions, treatments and conduct small-scale development projects to establish feasible, evidence-based approaches aimed at improving survivorship and reducing morbidity.
Applications to this grant opportunity must propose research that addresses one of the three Streams of research:
- Stream 1 (Targeted Call for Research): providing new therapeutics and devices that prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke, including novel interventions that target individuals who experience rapid progression of disease despite best-practice care.
- Stream 2 (Targeted Call for Research): providing new interventions that promote rapid and more effective recovery following an acute cardiovascular disease and stroke events, including
- identifying novel molecular targets
- repurposing existing drug therapies and/or developing new combinations of drugs
- developing novel devices, technologies and systems
- identifying specific solutions for individuals who experience rapid progression in disease despite receiving the best evidence-based care.
- Stream 3 (Incubator): conduct small-scale development projects to establish feasible, evidence-based approaches aimed at improving survivorship and reducing morbidity. Research proposals in this stream must focus on one of the following topics:
- Topic A: new models of rehabilitation and recovery support that increase survival and quality of life
- Topic B: initiatives that increase equity of access for all people (e.g. digital or online delivery of services such as tele-rehab for heart and stroke)
- Topic C: new, efficient models that respond to survivor needs, and that deliver routine, annual checking and monitoring of people with heart and stroke problems to improve outcome and survivorship
- Topic D: new, innovative models that improve treatment adherence by empowering survivors to more effectively manage their recovery, through co-design with survivors
- Topic E: new, culturally secure models to improve treatment adherence by empowering Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, through co-design.
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 (MRFF) is available from the Department of Health’s MRFF website.