MRFF 2020 Rapid Applied Research Translation Grant Opportunity


This grant provides support for innovative medical research projects that encourage academic researchers and health service providers to collaborate to improve health care delivery, services and systems sustainability.

Open
Close date: 06 May 2021 05:00 PM AEST.

What do you get?

Up to $10 million for research projects that translate medical research into health care interventions to improve health care applications. 

Who is this for?

Eligible organisations such as universities, medical research organisations, corporations and corporate Commonwealth entities who can translate medical research into health benefits and can put health care solutions into practice.

Overview


The 2020 Rapid Applied Research Translation Grant Opportunity was announced as part of the Medical Research Future Fund and the Rapid Applied Research Initiative. This initiative is investing in research projects that encourage academic researchers and health service providers to collaborate to improve health care delivery, services and systems sustainability. 

The objective of this grant opportunity is to provide grants of financial assistance to support Australian medical research and medical innovation projects that:

  • use existing knowledge to develop, test and implement new approaches for the translation of research findings into health care and health interventions that have potential for broader applicability;
  • address a clearly defined gap in the implementation of best practice health care and health interventions to improve health outcomes; and
  • involve all stakeholders relevant to the research and its translation in its conceptualisation, design and implementation, including health care consumers and providers.

Two streams of funding are available based on the geographic location of the lead organisation:

  • Stream 1: Organisations based in urban areas (any area according to the Modified Monash Model Locator )
  • Stream 2: Organisations based in rural areas (MM2 or above according to the Modified Monash Model).

Each will be a separate funding stream. For each stream, applications will be funded based on rank until the total funding available for the stream is reached.

An application may be submitted to one of the above two Streams only.

The intended outcome of the research funded by this grant opportunity is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by accelerating implementation of research knowledge and outcomes into health care and practice. 

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

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).

Joint applications are encouraged, provided you have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply. 

We can only accept applications where you can provide:

  • evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported, and that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding
  • letters of support from each project partner, where applicable.

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 MRFF Rapid Applied Research Translation Grant 

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the guidelines
  • read the sample agreement

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 letter template

Independent audit report template

Key researchers contact list template