The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission - 2020 Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Grant Opportunity will support Australian medical research and medical innovation projects that:

  • Stream 1 (Targeted Call for Research (TCR)): 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
  • Stream 2 (TCR): develop interventions that deliver holistic and multidisciplinary care after diagnosis to improve quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers, including:
    • using digital technologies to support care
    • managing transitions between care types and settings
    • managing disease progression
  • Stream 3 (TCR): develop new and improved diagnostic and prognostic tools for dementia, including biological markers of disease onset and progression
  • Stream 4 (TCR): conduct research to understand and address barriers to effective infection control practices in aged care settings and during transitions.

The intended outcomes of the research funded by this grant opportunity is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians:

  • Stream 1 (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 adoption of new patient centred care approaches 
  • Stream 3 (TCR): living with dementia by enabling earlier and more effective diagnosis and better understanding of disease progression
  • Stream 4 (TCR): by reducing the incidence of infectious disease amongst residents in aged care settings and during transitions.

Applicants to this grant opportunity must propose research that addresses one of the four Streams of research. An application may be submitted to one of the above four Streams only. 

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