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Medical Research Future Fund Round 2 (2017) - Launch

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) is a new federal funding initiative to transform health and medical research to improve lives, build the economy and contribute to health system sustainability across Australia. 

A total of $1 million is available in Round 2 of the Medical Research Futures Fund (MRFF), to be allocated over a one year period (2018-2019). Grants up to $200,000 will be provided to successful applicants for translational research projects meeting MRFF funding criteria.

MRFF (2017) application documents

Key dates

  • Applications open 18 October 2017
  • Applications close 20 November 2017
  • Application Review- November - January 2018
  • Successful recipients announced January - February 2018
  • Funding - March 2018

More information

If you require any further information about MRFF Round 2 applications, please direct your enquiries to

Please check the website regularly for updates.

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Opinion Piece: How $10 million in medical research funding can transform the health system, and transform lives
Sydney Health Partners’ Chief Executive Professor Garry Jennings AO on how funding from the Medical Research Future Fund can deliver new solutions to the health system, and improve the health and wellbeing of the community.
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Sydney Health Partners welcomes Federal Government's announcement of funding for translational research
We welcome the Federal Government's announcement of $10 million in funding from the Medical Research Futures Fund to support AHRTCs.
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Opinion Piece: We all have a right to medical care. But with that comes responsibilities
Professor David Celermajer, of Sydney Health Partners' members The University of Sydney and Sydney Local Health District's RPA Hospital, talks about the importance of organ donation in his recent opinion piece.
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Call for abstracts: 6th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation
The call for abstracts is now open for this year's Symposium, which will be co-hosted with the Lowitja Institute in Brisbane from 14-15 November. The theme is "The Butterfly Effect: Translating knowledge into Action for Positive Change", with a focus on the action needed to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia's First Peoples through effective translation of health, wellbeing and medical research into policy and practice.
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Study finds one energy drink dangerous for some
A world-first study by cardiologists from Sydney Local Health District’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Centenary Institute, members of Sydney Health Partners, has found that having just one to two energy drinks could be life-threatening for some young people with no known history of heart disease.
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Breakthrough in treating asbestos related cancer
Researchers at the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute, part of Sydney Health Partners, have announced one of the most significant breakthroughs in asbestos related cancer treatment in a decade. See the patient stories of those who have benefited on Channel 9's A Current Affair.
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