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.


Closes in 78 days

Closing date: Monday 13 February 2023 5:00pm AEDT Mon 13 Feb 2023 5:00pm AEDT

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.

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 application.
  3. Submit your application before the close date.

Make sure you include enough detail and supporting evidence in your application to help us decide whether to award you the grant.

Don’t submit the application until it’s complete. You can’t correct a mistake.

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Apply for the MRFF 2022 Research Data Infrastructure Grant Opportunity now

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read and understand the grant opportunity guidelines
  • read the sample grant agreement.


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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample application form

Sample grant agreement

Board/CEO letter template

Independent audit report template

Progress reporting template

End of project reporting template

Chief Investigator template