Medical Research Future Fund

Page last updated: 17 October 2017

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

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First disbursements from the MRFF

The first disbursements from the MRFF focus on translating research into real health benefits, breakthrough investments in new technologies and health challenges, and enhancing Australia’s reputation for research excellence and leadership.

The 2016-17 MRFF disbursements of over $65 million will be injected into a range of programs that cut across the research pipeline - fuelling new discoveries and the translation and commercialisation of great Australian ideas.

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Strategy and Priorities

As required by the Medical Research Future Fund Act 2015, the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board developed the inaugural Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016-2021 and the accompanying Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2016-2018. These documents were registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments on 9 November 2016 and announced by the Government on the same day.

The Strategy and Priorities have been considered by Government in deciding the first disbursements from the MRFF.

PDF version: View the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016-2021 (PDF 779 KB)
Word version: View the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016-2021 (Word 990KB)

View the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016-2021 on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments website (legislative instrument)

PDF version:View the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2016-2018 (PDF 475KB)
Word version: View the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2016-2018 (Word 442KB)

View the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Priorities 2016-2018 on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments website (legislative instrument)

The Strategy and Priorities were established following an extensive national consultation.

Find out more about the consultation process
Find out more about the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board