The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative – 2020 Paediatric Cancer Grant Opportunity will provide a grant of financial assistance to support a co-ordinated program of Victorian medical research and medical innovation projects aimed at improving outcomes for children with cancer.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to improve:

  • basic knowledge about cancer in children
  • the clinical management of cancer in children, including the patient journey and survivorship.

This grant opportunity will fund a multi-centre program of research that brings together expertise from the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct (Parkville) and the Monash Technology Precinct. The program must complement existing research programs and incorporate research activities based at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and Monash Children’s Hospital.

The anticipated outcome of the research is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by facilitating research-informed, evidence-based continuous improvement in the care of children with cancer by seeding a high-impact program of paediatric cancer research that is amenable to, and competitive in, leveraging funding for further expansion.

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.