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MRFF - 2023 Early to Mid-Career Researchers Grant Opportunity

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983



National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Close Date & Time:
21-Jun-2023 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Co-sponsored with:
Department of Health and Aged Care
Primary Category:
231013 - Medical Research
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


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

  • Stream 1 (Incubator): conduct early stage, small scale research, led by early-career researchers, that seeks to assess the potential and feasibility of novel strategies to address a critical or intractable health issue in one or more Priority Populations.
  • Stream 2 (Accelerator): establish a large-scale interdisciplinary research program, led by mid-career researchers, that drives implementation of substantial improvements to health care and/or health system effectiveness for one or more Priority Populations.
  • Stream 3 (Targeted Call for Research): utilise co-funding between the MRFF, a sponsoring academic organisation and partner organisation(s) to accelerate translation of research led by early to mid-career researchers.

This grant opportunity is being administered by NHMRC on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.

Further information on the Medical Research Future Fund is available from the Department of Health and Aged Care website.


Applications will only be accepted from NHMRC approved Eligible Organisations. A list of NHMRC approved MRFF Eligible Organisations is available from the GrantConnect GO Documents and from the MRFF Eligible Organisations Institutions list on the NHMRC website.

Applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Early to Mid-Career Researchers - 2023 Early to Mid-Career Researchers Grant Guidelines

Grant Activity Timeframe:

The maximum grant period that can be applied for in each Stream is as follows:

  • Stream 1 (Incubator): two years
  • Stream 2 (Accelerator): five years
  • Stream 3 (Targeted Call for Research): four years.
Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $0.00 to $5,000,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

Applicants are advised to read the Grant Guidelines thoroughly and liaise with the MRFF Eligible Organisation that will submit the application to identify any specific requirements that the organisation might have.

Applicants should note that an application may be submitted to one of the three Streams only.

Applicants must specify the Stream to which they are applying in their application.

Applications must be submitted electronically using NHMRC’s online granting system (Sapphire).

Other Instructions:

Minimum Data closes at 5:00pm (ACT Local Time) on 24 May 2023.

Questions should be submitted no later than 1:00pm (ACT Local Time) on 14 June 2023.

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983