MRFF – 2022 Genomics Health Futures Mission Grant Opportunity (GO5822) Genomics Health Futures Mission Grant Opportunity 

The objective of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) - 2022 Genomics Health Futures Mission Grant Opportunity is to provide grants of financial assistance to support medical research and medical innovation projects that:

  • Stream 1 (Targeted Call for Research): identify and diagnose novel — primarily monogenic or oligogenic — rare diseases and increase the genomic diagnostic rate towards 70% by 2025. 
  • Stream 2 (Targeted Call for Research): conduct research to develop pharmacogenomic approaches to enhance medication efficacy and reduce harm by preventing adverse side effects.
  • Stream 3 (Targeted Call for Research): conduct research to identify novel methods for progressing the application of polygenic scores in Australian health care.
  • Stream 4 (Targeted Call for Research): conduct education and/or implementation research on strategies for improving clinical capacity to apply genomics in the primary health care sector.
  • Stream 5 (Targeted Call for Research): conduct implementation research addressing inequalities of access and increasing the quality of clinical genetics services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Applications to this grant opportunity must propose research that addresses one of the five Streams of research.  

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

  • Stream 1 (Targeted Call for Research): enabling earlier and more efficient genomic diagnosis of rare diseases to inform clinical options and pathways.
  • Stream 2 (Targeted Call for Research): generating knowledge to enhance medication efficacy and reduce harm by preventing adverse side effects. 
  • Stream 3 (Targeted Call for Research): generating knowledge that support the progression of the application of polygenic scores in Australian health care. 
  • Stream 4 (Targeted Call for Research): generating knowledge on strategies for improving clinical capacity to apply genomics in the primary health care sector. 
  • Stream 5 (Targeted Call for Research): generating knowledge in understanding the inequalities of access and increasing the quality of clinical genetics services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

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

Further information on the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is available from the Department of Health and Aged Care’s MRFF website.

Outcomes of funding rounds