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Medical Research Future Fund – Australian Brain Cancer Mission – 2020 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity


The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Australian Brain Cancer Mission – 2020 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity provides medical researchers with funding for the development of better approaches on the impacts of brain cancer to improve quality of life and the survivorship experience.

Open
Close date: 20 Oct 2020 05:00 PM AEDT.

What do you get?

Grants of up to $3 million.

Who is this for?

Eligible organisations seeking to research approaches to address impacts of brain cancer to improve quality of life and the survivorship experience.

Overview


The 2020 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity is part of the Medical Research Future Fund and is an Initiative under the Australian Brain Cancer Mission.

There are no known prevention measures for brain cancer and for some types of brain cancer, no effective treatments. It is widely recognised that the key to improvements in this area is investment in research.

The objective of this Grant Opportunity is:

  • support the development of new approaches and the use of technologies to improve communications between brain cancer survivors, their families, carers and health care professionals; and
  • understand how information technologies and platforms can be used to support people with brain cancer, their families and carers, and their impact on the physical, psychosocial and economic sequelae of a brain cancer diagnosis.

Survivorship research must be focused on children, adolescents and young adults, or adults with malignant brain cancer, their families or carers.

Areas of focus may include:

  • research into new educational and communication methods and approaches, including special approaches and considerations for underserved and at-risk populations
  • research on new methods and strategies to disseminate cancer information/innovation to healthcare providers (e.g., web-based information, telemedicine, smartphone apps etc.) and the effectiveness of these approaches
  • research on new communication processes and/or methods and information technologies with the health care system and the effectiveness of these approaches.

Eligibility


To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be incorporated in Australia

and in accordance with s20 and s24 of the MRFF Act 2015, be one of the following entities:

  • a medical research institute
  • a university
  • a corporate Commonwealth entity
  • a corporation (including businesses and not for profits)
  • a state or territory government
  • a state or territory government entity.

Joint applications are encouraged, provided you have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply. For further information on joint applications, refer to section 6.2 of the grant opportunity guidelines.

We cannot waive the eligibility criteria under any circumstances.

Applying


How do you apply?

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply.

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Apply now for the 2020 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the grant opportunity guidelines
  • read the sample application form
  • meet the eligibility criteria

Need help?

  • Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement

Board or CEO approval template