Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funding

Internal submission dates


Notice of Intent to Submit - for Deakin-led applications*

Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (GO6419) - Streams 1-3 and Stream 4 Stage 1Sapphire06 Sep 202320 Sep 202311 Oct 2023
Cardiovascular Health (GO6226)Sapphire26 Apr 2023CLOSED*updated*
25 Oct 2023
Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care (GO6225)Sapphire26 Apr 2023CLOSED*updated*
25 Oct 2023
Stem Cell Therapies (GO6227)Sapphire26 Apr 2023CLOSED*updated*
25 Oct 2023
Traumatic Brain Injury (GO6322)Sapphire28 Jun 2023CLOSED08 Nov 2023
Genomics Health Futures (GO6287)Sapphire05 Jul 2023CLOSED08 Nov 2023
Mental Health Research (GO6298)Sapphire05 Jul 2023CLOSED08 Nov 2023
Research Data Infrastructure Grant (GO6329) Aug 202308 Sep 202317 Nov 2023
International Clinical Trials Collaborations  - Round 2  (GO6114)Sapphire01 Mar 202307 Nov 202317 Jan 2024
Optimising Screening, Diagnosis and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (GO6452)Sapphire06 Sep 202314 Nov 202324 Jan 2024
Indigenous Health Research (GO6328)Sapphire28 Jun 202306 Nov 202314 Feb 2024
Frontier Health and Medical Research (GO5855) - 2024 Rd 1 Feb 202330 Nov 202310 Mar 2024
Frontier Health and Medical Research (GO5855) - 2024 Rd 2 Feb 202330 Jun 202409 Sep 2024

How to apply

  1. Contact your Faculty/Institute research office to register your intent to submit and determine their application development and review process. Applicants must work with their Faculty/Institute/SRC and School to develop a high calibre application
  2. Submit a Notice of Intent to Submit (NOIS) form by email to
  3. Faculty of Health applicants should also refer to the Faculty of Health Research Grant Portal for any additional Faculty requirements
  4. Read the MRFF Grant Guidelines and Peer Review Documents
  5. Plan and draft your grant proposal early
  6. If your application is submitted via Sapphire;
    • New Sapphire users should register for a Sapphire account early. All CIs and AIs will require a Sapphire account
    • CIs should gather/update their individual Profile information on Sapphire
  7. Once the Grant Opportunity is open, commence your application on the relevant application portal (Sapphire or
  8. Contact if you have any queries

*Participating in a Not Deakin-led grant application?

PVCR approval is now required for all Not Deakin-led grant applications. Guidelines and request forms can be found on the Research Sharepoint Page.