MRFF – Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative – 2021 Chronic Neurological Conditions Grant Opportunity (GO ID: 5343)

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative – 2021 Chronic Neurological Conditions Grant Opportunity will provide grants of financial assistance to support Australian medical research and medical innovation projects that:  

  • Stream 1: develop novel approaches for earlier detection, more effective early intervention, and/or improved equity of access to early intervention for children with developmental delay
  • Stream 2: conduct a national clinical trial that tests multiple new nerve repair and protection therapeutics for multiple sclerosis
  • Stream 3: assess the feasibility, usability and acceptability of new assistive technologies for adults with chronic degenerative neurological disease.

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

  • Stream 1: enabling earlier and more effective interventions for children with developmental delay
  • Stream 2: establishing the best treatment regimens for nerve repair and protection for Australian patients with multiple sclerosis
  • Stream 3: supporting implementation of new assistive technologies to help adults with chronic degenerative neurological disease and maintain independence and quality of life.

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.