Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Fellowships Announced to Date

Page last updated: 19 January 2018 (this page is generated automatically and reflects updates to other content within the website)

The information below about MRFF Fellowships approved for funding is correct as at December 2017.

MRFF Next Generation Clinical Researchers program Career Development Fellowships (CDFs) for funding commencing in 2018

The National Health and Medical Research Council CDFs are open to early- to mid-career researchers in Australia who have a sustained track record of significant research output.

CDFs are awarded at two levels; CDF Level 1 for applicants who have held their PhD qualification for more than two but less than seven years; and CDF Level 2 for those who have held their PhD qualification for more than seven but less than 12 years.

The applications listed below were approved for funding from the MRFF Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program to commence in 2018.

Application ID
Chief Investigator’s Name
Category
Level
Application Title
Administering Institution
Amount
APP1140465Doctor Karen AltIndustryCDF Level 1Novel targeted onco-theranostic nanoparticles for personalised therapy and real-time monitoringMonash University
$431,000.00
APP1140766Doctor Tomas KalincikClinicalCDF Level 2Precision therapy for neurological diseasesUniversity of Melbourne
$476,728.00
APP1141354Associate Professor Jeanie CheongClinicalCDF Level 2Improving the health and development of high risk preterm newbornsMurdoch Children’s Research Institute
$333,709.60
APP1142873Associate Professor Nicholas WoodClinicalCDF Level 2Vaccine safety research in understudied and at risk groups: critical knowledge to inform practice and policyUniversity of Sydney
$286,036.80
APP1142962Doctor Fred ChenClinicalCDF Level 1Developing personalised treatment for retinal degenerationUniversity of Western Australia
$258,600.00
APP1143593Associate Professor Manuela FerreiraClinicalCDF Level 2Decreasing unnecessary surgery for low back painUniversity of Sydney
$476,728.00
APP1144544Doctor Debra PalmerClinicalCDF Level 1Nutritional strategies for allergy preventionUniversity of Western Australia
$431,000.00
APP1145033Associate Professor Steven TongClinicalCDF Level 2Optimising interventions for Staphylococcus aureus and skin infectionsUniversity of Melbourne
$333,709.60
APP1148771Doctor Dominik LinzClinicalCDF Level 1Sleep apnea and atrial fibrillationThe University of Adelaide
$431,000.00
APP1141738Associate Professor Christopher DaveyClinicalCDF Level 2Examining new treatments and developing new treatment biomarkers for youth with severe depressionUniversity of Melbourne
$333,709.60
APP1140764Assistant Professor Lianne SchmaalClinicalCDF Level 1Neuroimaging in mental health: the quest for clinically useful biomarkersUniversity of Melbourne
$431,000.00
APP1142809Doctor Donna UrquhartClinicalCDF Level 2Improving outcomes in low back pain: Targeting specific therapies to patient subgroupsMonash University
$429,055.20
APP1145382Doctor Jill NewbyClinicalCDF Level 1Improving internet-delivered psychological therapies for depression and anxietyUniversity of New South Wales
$431,000.00
APP1143098Doctor Louise CorbenClinicalCDF Level 1Improving upper limb function in Hereditary Cerebellar AtaxiaMurdoch Children’s Research Institute
$431,000.00
APP1141214Associate Professor Antonio Verdejo-GarciaClinicalCDF Level 2Cognitive Phenotyping and Personalised Treatment for Methamphetamine AddictionMonash University
$476,728.00
APP1149366Associate Professor Meg JardineClinicalCDF Level 2Understanding and optimising the delivery of chronic disease care for better cardiovascular outcomesUniversity of New South Wales
$476,728.00
APP1147363Doctor Dawn AitkenClinicalCDF Level 1Improving musculoskeletal pain by matching the right treatment with the right patientUniversity of Tasmania
$431,000.00
APP1141334Doctor David GodlerIndustryCDF Level 2Significance of low-level mosaicism to intellectual disability in paediatric disordersMurdoch Children’s Research Institute
$476,728.00
APP1146484Doctor Saurabh KumarClinicalCDF Level 1Role of Non-Invasive Imaging using Speckle Tracking Echocardiography in the Identification and Treatment of Patients At Risk of Arrhythmias and Consequent Sudden Cardiac ArrestWestern Sydney Local Health District
$431,000.00

MRFF Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program Practitioner Fellowships (PFs) for funding commencing in 2018

The National Health and Medical Research Council PF scheme provides support for active clinicians and public health or health services professionals to undertake research that is linked to their practice or policy.

The scheme aims to support research which results in the translation of new evidence into improved clinical practice and health policy and which delivers improvements in health and healthcare to Australians.

PFs are awarded at two levels, increasing in order of experience and seniority as follows:
  • PF Level 1 (PF1)
  • PF Level 2 (PF2)
Application ID
Chief Investigator’s Name
Level
Application Title
Administering Institution
Amount
APP1136427
Professor Patrick KwanPF1Precision medicine for epilepsy and beyond: from discovery to implementation and evaluationUniversity of Melbourne
$481,155.50
APP1136800
Professor Carolyn SuePF1Improving diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mitochondrial diseaseUniversity of Sydney
$481,155.50
APP1137127
Professor H. Peter SoyerPF2Personalised early detection of melanomaUniversity of Queensland
$577,188.50
APP1137587
Professor Andrew LloydPF2Determinants of the outcomes from infectious diseasesUniversity of New South Wales
$577,188.50
APP1139455
Professor Helena TeedePF2Generating and translating evidence into practice in women’s health and beyondMonash University
$494,733.00
APP1142215
Professor David CooperPF2Improving outcomes for critically ill patients after traumatic brain injury and blood transfusionMonash University
$412,277.50
APP1135959
Professor Elizabeth ElliotPF Level 2Improving health outcomes for disadvantaged childrenUniversity of Sydney
$577,188.50
APP1139686
Professor Peter CameronPF Level 2Optimising Emergency and Trauma Systems through evidence based pathwaysMonash University
$412,277.50
APP1137462
Professor Jacqueline CenterPF Level 1Improving outcomes in osteoporosis and bone healthThe Garvan Institute of Medical Research
$343,682.50
APP1136064
Professor Christopher LeviPF Level 2Discovery to therapy implementation in acute strokeThe University of Newcastle
$577,188.50
APP1136919
Professor Y C Gary LeePF Level 2Translational Research on Malignant Pleural Effusion and Pleural InfectionUniversity of Western Australia
$481,155.50
APP1142976
Professor Alexander ThompsonPF Level 1Elimination of HCV as a Public Health ThreatUniversity of Melbourne
$481,155.50
APP1141460
Associate Professor Andrew WeiPF Level 1Translational Research Program to Advance Clinical Outcomes in Acute Myeloid LeukaemiaMonash University
$412,419.00
APP1141609
Associate Professor Paul McCroryPF Level 1Mild traumatic brain injury and the risk of long-term neurodegenerative and neurobehavioural diseaseFlorey Institute of Neuro-science and Mental Health
$577,188.50
APP1142494
Professor Bala VenkateshPF Level 2Sepsis Outcomes ResearchThe George Institute for Global Health
$274,946.00

The applications listed below were approved for funding from the MRFF Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program to commence in 2018.

MRFF Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) approved for funding from the MRFF Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program to commence in 2018 Fellowships for funding commencing in 2018

The National Health and Medical Research Council TRIP Fellowship Scheme is a targeted award intended to build capacity in research translation. It provides support for health care professionals and personnel, health systems personnel, health researchers and health policy makers to undertake projects focussed on translating evidence into practice that will improve health care and public health. The TRIP Fellowship is a part-time award (0.5FTE) which allows individuals to conduct a research translation project effectively in combination with their practice.

The applications listed below were approved for funding from the MRFF Next Generation Clinical Researchers Program to commence in 2018.

Application ID
Chief Investigator’s Name
Application Title
Administering Institution
Budget
APP1150099Ms Kelly LambertImplementing a health literacy focused dietetic outpatient model of care for people with chronic kidney diseaseUniversity of Wollongong$179,118.00
APP1150110Associate Professor Niranjan BidargaddiEnhancing the capacity of mental health services to review, personalise and intervene early through implementation of real-time outcome monitoringFlinders University of South Australia$179,118.00
APP1150240Associate Professor Leonard CrocombeSustaining oral and systemic health in Residential Aged Care FacilitiesUniversity of Tasmania$179,118.00
APP1150439Doctor Christian BartonImplementing appropriate exercise and education for Australians with knee osteoarthritisLa Trobe University$179,118.00
APP1150745Doctor Alison BeauchampClosing the communication gap in chronic diseaseDeakin University$179,118.00
APP1150832Doctor Kate BartlemTranslation of preventive care for chronic disease risk behaviours into community mental health service deliveryUniversity of Newcastle$179,118.00
APP1150980Doctor Fiona ShandCatch them when they fall: Providing best evidence care after a suicide attemptUniversity of New South Wales$179,118.00
APP1151002Doctor Donna UrquhartClosing the evidence-practice gap with a highly innovative, patient-centred, decision-support program to guide narcotic use in chronic low back painMonash University$179,118.00
APP1151055Doctor Lauren AytonImproving patient management pathways in age-related macular degenerationCentre for Eye Research Australia Limited$179,118.00
APP1151444Associate Professor Meg JardinePragmatic implementation trial to reduce evidence practice gap in chronic kidney disease and diabetesUniversity of New South Wales$179,118.00

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