Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funding

Internal submission dates

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

Final
Application
Targeted Translation Research Accelerator - Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Mechanisms (GO6465)business.gov.au07 Nov 2023CLOSED17 Jan 2024
Optimising Screening, Diagnosis and Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (GO6452)Sapphire06 Sep 2023CLOSED24 Jan 2024
Indigenous Health Research (GO6328)Sapphire28 Jun 2023CLOSED14 Feb 2024
Childhood Mental Health (GO6518)Sapphire11 Oct 2023CLOSED06 Mar 2024
Frontier Health and Medical Research (GO5855) - 2024 Rd 1 EOIbusiness.gov.au13 Feb 2023CLOSED10 Mar 2024
Multidisciplinary Models of Primary Care (Streams 1-3) - GO6508Sapphire18 Oct 2023CLOSED20 Mar 2024
Clinical Trials Activity (GO6540)Sapphire25 Oct 202301 Mar 202408 May 2024
Paediatric Brain Cancer Research (GO6780)Sapphire05 Feb 202419 Mar 202429 May 2024
Innovative Trials (forecast)business.gov.au06 Feb 202410 Apr 202419 Jun 2024
Early to Mid-Career Researchers (GO6748)Sapphire07 Feb 202424 Apr 202403 Jul 2024
Indigenous Health Research (GO6752)Sapphire07 Feb 202424 Apr 202403 Jul 2024
Stem Cell Therapies (GO6774)Sapphire14 Feb 202424 Apr 202403 Jul 2024
Cardiovascular Health (GO6777)Sapphire07 Feb 202430 Apr 202410 Jul 2024
Survivorship Care and Collaborative Research Prioritisation (GO6776)Sapphire07 Feb 202430 Apr 202410 Jul 2024
Mental Health Research (GO6779)Sapphire14 Feb 202407 May 202417 Jul 2024
Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care (GO6795)Sapphire14 Feb 202407 May 202417 Jul 2024
Maternal Health and Healthy Lifestyles (GO6797)Sapphire14 Feb 202407 May 202417 Jul 2024
Multidisciplinary Models of Primary Care (Stream 4) - GO6509Sapphire18 Oct 202307 May 202417 Jul 2024
Enhancing Medical Device Surveillance Through Registries (GO6794)Sapphire14 Feb 202415 May 202424 Jul 2024
Frontier Health and Medical Research (GO5855) - 2024 Rd 2 EOIbusiness.gov.au13 Feb 202330 Jun 202409 Sep 2024

How to apply

  1. Submit an online Notice of Intent to Submit (NOIS) form to DR Grants
  2. Contact your Faculty/Institute research office to determine their application development and review process. Applicants must work with their Faculty/Institute/SRIC and School to develop a high calibre application
  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 business.gov.au)
  8. Contact research-grants@deakin.edu.au 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.