MRFF Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative and Clinical Trial Activity Initiative – 2022 Pancreatic Cancer Research Grant Opportunity (GO ID: GO5543)

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – 2022 Pancreatic Cancer Research Grant Opportunity will provide grants of financial assistance to support medical research and medical innovation projects that:

  • Stream 1: develop, implement and/or validate therapeutic approaches (drug and/or non-drug) for improving the management of pain and symptoms in individuals with pancreatic cancer
  • Stream 2: promote Australian involvement in international collaborative investigator-initiated clinical trials testing the effectiveness of treatments (drug and/or non-drug) for pancreatic cancer through the establishment and coordination of clinical trials site/s in Australia.

To be competitive for funding, applicants must propose to conduct research that delivers against the above objectives and those of the Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative (for Stream 1) and the Clinical Trials Activity Initiative (for Stream 2). Applicants are encouraged to propose novel and/or innovative research and describe how the outcomes of the research will be translated into health benefits for Australians.

Applications to this grant opportunity must propose research that addresses one of the two Streams of research. An application may be submitted to one of the above two Streams only. Applicants must specify the Stream to which they are applying in their application.

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

  • Stream 1: generating evidence that supports implementation of more effective approaches for managing pain and symptoms in individuals with pancreatic cancer
  • Stream 2: providing access to clinical trials that offer new treatments and generate evidence that increases access to high-quality, evidence-based and effective health care.

This grant opportunity is being administered by NHMRC on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health.

Further information on the MRFF is available from the Department of Health’s MRFF website.