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MRFF – Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission – 2021 Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Grant Opportunity

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983



National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Close Date & Time:
16-Feb-2022 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 Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission aims to improve outcomes for people living with dementia and older Australians.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support Australian medical research and medical innovation projects that will:

  • conduct implementation research on preventive health care to:
    • better understand enablers and barriers
    • develop tools and strategies for improving access to and utilisation of care
  • conduct research to support early diagnosis and treatment of conditions that are prevalent among older Australians. The research should address stigma and include vulnerable populations
  • through a competitively selected national consortium identify the key components of high-quality care for older Australians and how these can be combined to ensure optimal care
  • improve care for older Australians by optimising informatics approaches that gather nationally representative data.

The intended outcome of the research is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by:

  • Stream 1 - Accelerator: identifying and implementing interventions to extend healthy, active years of life
  • Stream 2 - Targeted Call for Research(TCR): implementing appropriate support approaches that reduce stigma associated with dementia and enable better outcomes for older people, including those in vulnerable populations
  • Stream 3 - TCR: improving consistency and quality of care for older Australians across all care settings
  • Stream 4 - Incubator: supporting the development of more effective, evidence-based care approaches using data for older Australians in care.

Applicants must propose research that addresses one of the four Streams. An application may be submitted to one of the four Streams only.

This grant opportunity is being administered by NHMRC on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Health. Further information on the MRFF is available from the Department of Health website.


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

Applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission – 2021 Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

The maximum grant duration is 5 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.

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

Other Instructions:

Minimum Data closes at 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time) on 2 February 2022

Questions should be submitted no later than 1:00 pm (ACT Local Time) on 9 February 2022.

Addenda Available:

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983