The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is an initiative of the Australian Government (Commonwealth).

The MRFF is governed by the Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015 and guided by the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board which has developed the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016-2021 and the accompanying Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2016-2018

These documents can be downloaded from the MRFF website.

Each year the MRFF will disburse funds.  Please see the Department of Health MRFF page for the 2016-17 fund disbursements.

This page will be updated as opportunities become available.


Current Opportunities

MRFF Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need Grant Opportunity 

This competitive grant opportunity will provide support for publicly funded clinical trials that address areas of health burden and unmet need, such as rare cancers and rare diseases.  Applications to this grant opportunity must propose a clinical trial that addresses an ‘unmet medical need’ by improving the health outcomes for members of the Australian community living with serious health conditions whose diagnosis or treatment is not adequately addressed by existing options. The grant opportunity will also be used to fund clinical trials in brain cancer under the Australian Brain Cancer Mission. 

Grant Guidelines and information on how to apply is available via Grant Connect.

Minimum data is due on 1 August 2018 and the applications close on 15 August 2018.


Please check the MRFF website for information of MRFF fund disbursements.