MRFF 2022 Research Data Infrastructure Grant

Funding for researchers to support projects using existing data infrastructure types to create or apply new approaches for an unmet medical need.

This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Funding for projects that support researchers to improve on existing research data infrastructure platforms and achieve better health care outcomes.

Who is this for?

Eligible organisations seeking to develop better data health intelligence to improve health care delivery.


The 2022 Medical Research Data Infrastructure Grant Opportunity is part of the Medical Research Future Fund and the Research Data Infrastructure Initiative. It looks to fund the creation or extension of national research data infrastructure.

It will support world-class health and medical research in Australia. 

Projects should incorporate:

  • new linkage and/or use of data from at least 2 existing research data infrastructure sources of different types (e.g. administrative and biobank data, registry and biobank data, wearables and use artificial intelligence); and/or
  • novel methodologies and approaches that leverage and enhance existing linked research data infrastructure of at least 2 different types
  • a clear outline of how the proposed project will produce knowledge and outcomes that address an area of unmet medical need.


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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

pdf · 0.87 MB docx · 1.90 MB

Sample application form

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Sample grant agreement

pdf · 0.46 MB docx · 1.17 MB

Board/CEO letter template

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Independent audit report template

pdf · 0.35 MB docx · 0.05 MB

Chief Investigator template

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MRFF grant management resources

Reporting templates are available from the MRFF grants management webpage. The page also provides other resources for MRFF grant administration, including current policies and relevant forms and templates.

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