MRFF 2022 Frontier Health and Medical Research Grant Opportunity

This grant program will support researchers to pursue big ideas to develop new products and interventions and implement these into clinical practice, benefiting patients, clinicians, and the health system.
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Opening date: Monday 13 February 2023 10:00am AEDT Mon 13 Feb 2023 10:00am AEDT

What do you get?

Up to $25 million per program of research.

Who is this for?

Researchers with innovative projects in the health and medical sector.


This grant opportunity offers funding to support medical research and medical innovation programs of research that deliver a ‘moonshot’ by creating a treatment for a currently serious and incurable health condition, through a series of linked projects. The program of research can propose to develop novel health technologies and/or re‑purpose existing health technologies in a novel way.

The process to get funding has 2 stages:

  • expression of interest – outlining a proposed program of research with a 10-year time horizon
  • full application, for a project of up to 5 years under the program of research.

Full applications may be submitted by invitation only. Applicants may propose to start research at any stage in the research pipeline from proof-of-concept, with the intention of achieving full implementation of the proposed technology in 10 years.

Funding for subsequent projects under the program of research that continue to progress the technology towards full implementation can be sought by submitting additional full applications to this grant opportunity (i.e. applicants do not need to recommence with an EOI). These applications may be submitted by invitation only.

We expect that expressions of interest will close on 31 March 2026, with the last grants awarded by 30 June 2027.

Check if you can apply

You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure.

The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines.

How to apply

Check if you’re ready to apply for a grant

Finding a suitable grant opportunity is just the start of the process to get funding. The application process can take time and effort. Understanding the entire process will help you be grant ready and may improve your chances of getting funding.

Use our checklist to find out what it takes to apply for a grant.

When you're ready to apply

Apply using our online portal:

  1. Create or log into your portal account.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete your expression of interest.
  3. You can submit an expression of interest at any time while the grant opportunity remains open (indicative close date 31 March 2026).
  4. If your expression of interest is eligible and competitive you will be invited to submit a full application form.

Make sure you read the guidelines and take into account the formatting and page limit requirements when attaching your supporting documentation.

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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Frequently asked questions

Expression of Interest documents

Sample expression of interest form

Chief Investigator template

Peer review template

Full application documents

Sample application form

Board or CEO letter template

Sample grant agreement