Medical Research Future Fund Grants - submission via NHMRC Granting System (now Sapphire)

Status

OPEN/FORECAST OPPORTUNITIES

Internal deadlines

Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need - COVID-19

STAGEREQ'DSUBMISSION
Applications open in Sapphire

20 Aug 2020

Submit NOIS form 

Both DU Led and Not DU Led applications

M

31 Aug 2020

Email to Deakin Research Grants


Minimum data requirements 

09 Sep 2020

Final application in Sapphire and
DU Certification form

M


***Final application due: 9am 09 Sep 2020***

Certify application in Sapphire and send DU Certification form to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research

STAGEREQ'DSUBMISSION
Applications open in Sapphire

15 Jun 2020

Submit NOIS form 

Both DU Led and Not DU Led applications

M

16 Sep 2020

Email to Deakin Research Grants


Minimum data requirements 

n/a

Final application in Sapphire and
DU Certification form

M


***Final application due: 9am 21 Oct 2020***

Certify application in Sapphire and send DU Certification form to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

Mental Health Research Grant

STAGEREQ'DSUBMISSION
Applications open in Sapphire

02 Sep 2020

Submit NOIS form 

Both DU Led and Not DU Led applications

M

30 Sep 2020

Email to Deakin Research Grants


Minimum data requirements 

28 Oct 2020

Final application in Sapphire and
DU Certification form

M


***Final application due: 9am 21 Oct 2020***

Certify application in Sapphire and send DU Certification form to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

Silicosis Research Grant

STAGEREQ'DSUBMISSION
Applications open in Sapphire

02 Sep 2020

Submit NOIS form 

Both DU Led and Not DU Led applications

M

30 Sep 2020

Email to Deakin Research Grants


Minimum data requirements 

28 Oct 2020

Final application in Sapphire and
DU Certification form

M


***Final application due: 9am 21 Oct 2020***

Certify application in Sapphire and send DU Certification form to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

Medicinal Cannabis Clinical Trials Grant

STAGEREQ'DSUBMISSION
Applications open in Sapphire

02 Sep 2020

Submit NOIS form 

Both DU Led and Not DU Led applications

M

30 Sep 2020

Email to Deakin Research Grants


Minimum data requirements 

28 Oct 2020

Final application in Sapphire and
DU Certification form

M


***Final application due: 9am 21 Oct 2020***

Certify application in Sapphire and send DU Certification form to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

Primary Health Care Research Grant

STAGEREQ'DSUBMISSION
Applications open in Sapphire

02 Sep 2020

Submit NOIS form 

Both DU Led and Not DU Led applications

M

30 Sep 2020

Email to Deakin Research Grants


Minimum data requirements 

28 Oct 2020

Final application in Sapphire and
DU Certification form

M


***Final application due: 9am 21 Oct 2020***

Certify application in Sapphire and send DU Certification form to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

Rare Cancers Rare Diseases Unmet Need – General

STAGEREQ'DSUBMISSION
Applications open in Sapphire

02 Sep 2020

Submit NOIS form 

Both DU Led and Not DU Led applications

M

30 Sep 2020

Email to Deakin Research Grants


Minimum data requirements 

28 Oct 2020

Final application in Sapphire and
DU Certification form

M


***Final application due: 9am 21 Oct 2020***

Certify application in Sapphire and send DU Certification form to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

International Clinical Trial Collaborations - Round 1

STAGEREQ'DSUBMISSION
Applications open in Sapphire

02 Sep 2020

Submit NOIS form 

Both DU Led and Not DU Led applications

M

30 Sep 2020

Email to Deakin Research Grants


Minimum data requirements 

28 Oct 2020

Final application in Sapphire and
DU Certification form

M


***Final application due: 9am 21 Oct 2020***

Certify application in Sapphire and send DU Certification form to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

Childhood Cancer Research Grant

STAGEREQ'DSUBMISSION
Applications open in Sapphire

07 Oct 2020

Submit NOIS form 

Both DU Led and Not DU Led applications

M

02 Dec 2020

Email to Deakin Research Grants


Minimum data requirements 

20 Jan 2021

Final application in Sapphire and
DU Certification form

M


***Final application due: 9am 13 Jan 2021***

Certify application in Sapphire and send DU Certification form to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

Efficient Use of Existing Medicines Grant

STAGEREQ'DSUBMISSION
Applications open in Sapphire

12 Oct 2020

Submit NOIS form 

Both DU Led and Not DU Led applications

M

02 Dec 2020

Email to Deakin Research Grants


Minimum data requirements 

20 Jan 2021

Final application in Sapphire and
DU Certification form

M


***Final application due: 9am 13 Jan 2021***

Certify application in Sapphire and send DU Certification form to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

Maternal, First 2000 Days, and Childhood Health Grant

STAGEREQ'DSUBMISSION
Applications open in Sapphire

12 Oct 2020

Submit NOIS form 

Both DU Led and Not DU Led applications

M

02 Dec 2020

Email to Deakin Research Grants


Minimum data requirements 

20 Jan 2021

Final application in Sapphire and
DU Certification form

M


***Final application due: 9am 13 Jan 2021***

Certify application in Sapphire and send DU Certification form to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

International Clinical Trial Collaborations - Round 2

STAGEREQ'DSUBMISSION
Applications open in Sapphire

02 Sep 2020

Submit NOIS form 

Both DU Led and Not DU Led applications

M

20 Jan 2021

Email to Deakin Research Grants


Minimum data requirements 

17 Feb 2021

Final application in Sapphire and
DU Certification form

M


***Final application due: 9am 10 Feb 2021***

Certify application in Sapphire and send DU Certification form to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

O - Optional / M - Mandatory

Overview

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) provides grants of financial assistance to support health and medical research and innovation, with the objective of improving the health and wellbeing of Australians.

NHMRC is working with the Department of Health to implement a number of disbursement from the MRFF. This assistance will draw on NHMRC’s high quality application and assessment processes and the expertise available to NHMRC through the health and medical research sector.

Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need - COVID-19

Applications to this MRFF 2020 Rare Cancers Rare Diseases Unmet Need COVID-19 Grant Opportunity must propose a clinical trial to investigate effective mechanisms for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 or its symptoms. Applications must propose a clinical trial that addresses a gap in current research and/or knowledge in with a specific focus on COVID-19.

Applications must address the desired outcomes described in section 1.3 of the grant guidelines.

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research

The objective of this Grant Opportunity is to accelerate the development of promising COVID-19 prophylactic vaccine candidates for which research and development is already underway. The prophylactic vaccine must be intended to induce active long-term immunity against COVID-19.

The vaccine candidate must have progressed beyond early or “developmental” stage research to pre-clinical or clinical investigation, and applicants must have already generated proof-of-concept data that supports pre-clinical or clinical development of the vaccine candidate. Applicants must also demonstrate access to critical resources necessary to complete the project in the stipulated timeframes.

The intended outcome of the research is to support rapid development of a safe and effective COVID-19 prophylactic (disease-preventing) vaccine, which induces active long-term immunity, within the next 12-18 months.

This Grant Opportunity will consist of a maximum of three Rounds. A round will comprise two application steps: expression of interest and full applications.

Mental Health Research Grant

The objective of the MRFF – Million Minds Mission – 2020 Mental Health Research grant opportunity is to support research into the following mental health priority areas:

*new mechanisms for early identification and prevention amongst children and adolescents;

*treatments for those with treatment resistant or treatment refractory mental health conditions

*initiatives to address the physical health of individuals with mental illness

*mechanisms to support access to treatment

To deliver these projects the successful researchers under this Grant Opportunity will be required to establish mental health clinical trial networks as part of their research project to ensure effective engagement with clinicians, national collaboration and coordination and rapid implementation into clinical practice. It is anticipated that this Grant Opportunity will fund two mental health clinical trial networks, one focussing on children and youth; and another on adults.

Silicosis Research Grant

The Medical Research Future Fund - Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative is designed to support high quality research that improves patient care, translates new discoveries and encourages joint collaboration of consumers and researchers in undertaking research in emerging priority areas.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to investigate evidence-based prevention and treatment options for individuals at risk of, or suffering from, accelerated silicosis caused by engineered stone. To be competitive for funding, applicants must propose to conduct research that delivers against this objective.

The intended outcome of the research funded by this grant opportunity is to improve our understanding of pathology, prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment of accelerated silicosis caused by engineered stone and to inform policy and regulatory approaches to managing existing and emerging risks in dust diseases.

Medicinal Cannabis Clinical Trials Grant

The objective of the MRFF – Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research – 2020 Medicinal Cannabis Clinical Trials Grant Opportunity is to support clinical trials that examine the effects of medicinal cannabis for the management of pain, symptoms and side-effects of cancer and cancer treatment in cancer patients.

The intended outcome of this grant opportunity is to build the evidence base to help medical professionals make informed decisions about the prescription of medicinal cannabis to manage and treat pain, symptoms and side-effects of cancer and cancer treatment.

Primary Health Care Research Grant

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)  Primary Health Care Research Initiative aims to enable or support an increase in Australia’s evidence base in primary health care through research to improve service delivery and patient outcomes, and translate this knowledge into action.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support primary health care implementation research that builds the primary health care evidence base and accelerates development and/or adoption of best practice clinical care and models.

The intended outcome of the research is to improve health outcomes, raise the standard of clinical care and practice, support health system improvement in primary care, and/or improve primary health care policy.

To be competitive for funding, applicants must propose to conduct primary health care research that delivers against the above objectives.

Rare Cancers Rare Diseases Unmet Need – General

Applications to this grant opportunity must propose a clinical trial that addresses a gap in current research and/or knowledge in rare cancers, rare diseases and areas of unmet medical need.

Applications must address the desired outcomes described in section 1.3 of the grant guidelines.

International Clinical Trial Collaborations - 2020 Round 1&2

Applications to this MRFF Clinical Trial Activity Initiative -2020 International Clinical Trial Collaborations Grant Opportunity must propose a clinical trial in Australia, in collaboration with international counterparts.

Applications must address the desired outcomes described in section 1.3 of the grant guidelines.

Childhood Cancer Research Grant

This opportunity aims to provide grants of financial assistance to support Australian medical research and medical innovation projects that improve our understanding of the aetiology, biology and progression of cancer in children and adolescents.

The grant opportunity will fund projects in two streams of research:

  • Stream 1-Cancer in children
  • Stream 2-Cancer in adolescents

An application may only be submitted to one stream of this this grant opportunity. Applicants must specify the research stream to which they are applying in the application.

The intended outcome of the research is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by building the evidence base to accelerate development of new options for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in children and adolescents

Applications must address the desired outcomes described in section 1.3 of the grant guidelines.

Efficient Use of Existing Medicines Grant

The objective of this grant opportunity is to provide grants of financial assistance to support Australian medical research projects that conduct clinical trials to address one of the following topics:

  • safer and more efficient ways to use high-cost medicines for one or more specific indications without compromising effectiveness. Priority areas include biological agents and other high-cost medicines
  • other therapeutic indications for existing medicines that are not currently approved by the TGA. Priority areas include off-patent and other low-cost medicines.

Priority will be given to clinical trials investigating changes in the use of medicines that have the greatest potential impact on patients, clinical care and/or health service delivery.

Maternal, First 2000 Days, and Childhood Health Grant

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Preventive and Public Health Research Initiative will support research that focuses on one or more of the following priorities:

  • Maternal health
  • Early childhood, or
  • Exercise and nutrition.

The objectives of this grant opportunity are to:

  • foster new discoveries that lead to practice changes in community and clinical settings
  • increase collaboration across academic disciplines, policy makers and health services to better understand the social, cognitive and emotional aspects of people’s health choices
  • develop guidance, tools and interventions to support Australians to adopt positive behaviour change and to live active and healthy lives, and
  • improve health outcomes for Australians living with chronic and complex disease through innovative public health approaches, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and for disadvantaged regional and rural and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

How to apply

  1. Liaise with your faculty/institute/SRC.
  2. Submit a Notice of Intention to Submit (NOIS) form by email to research-grants@deakin.edu.au. NOIS must be submitted by DU- and Not DU-led applications.
  3. Read the Grant Guidelines and Peer Review Documents available via GrantConnect
  4. Commence your application in the NHMRC Research Grants Management System - Sapphire.
  5. Contact DR-Grants NHMRC team if you have any queries.
  6. Organise relevant Certification form. AI consent statements are no longer required.
  7. Final application must be on Sapphire by Final Application due date: Certify application and send DU certification form to Deakin NHMRC Submissions

Resources

MRFF documents

Please check specific MRFF scheme webpages for Guidelines, Proposal Templates and Peer Review information.

Applicants will need to register and log into GrantConnect to download the applicable documentation.

Rare Cancers, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need - COVID-19; Click on GO Documents in GrantConnect

COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Research; Click on GO Documents in GrantConnect

Mental Health Research; Click on GO Documents in GrantConnect

Silicosis Research; Click on GO Documents in GrantConnect

Medicinal Cannabis Clinical Trials Grant; Click on GO Documents in GrantConnect

Primary Health Care Research; Click on GO Documents in GrantConnect

Rare Cancers Rare Diseases Unmet Need – General; Click on GO Documents in GrantConnect

Childhood Cancer Research Grant; Click on GO Documents in GrantConnect

Efficient Use of Existing Medicines Grant; Click on GO Documents in GrantConnect

Maternal, First 2000 Days, and Childhood Health Grant; Click on GO Documents in GrantConnect

International Clinical Trial Collaborations; Click on GO Documents in GrantConnect

Deakin University documents