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MRFF – Cardiovascular Health Mission – 2020 Cardiovascular Health Grant Opportunity

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983



National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Close Date & Time:
3-Mar-2021 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Co-sponsored with:
Department of Health and Aged Care
Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
231013 - Medical Research
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Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Cardiovascular Health Mission aims to make transformative improvements in cardiovascular health and stroke for all Australians through:

  • reducing the number of Australians of all ages affected by heart disease and stroke
  • improving outcomes from acute cardiovascular and stroke events
  • improving long-term recovery and survivorship after a cardiovascular or stroke event.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support Australian medical research and medical innovation projects that, develop novel interventions, including therapeutics and devices, to prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke; develop novel treatments and devices to improve outcomes; and conduct small-scale development projects to establish feasible, evidence-based approaches aimed at improving survivorship and reducing morbidity.

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

  • Stream 1 (Targeted Call for Research): providing new therapeutics and devices that prevent cardiovascular disease and/or stroke
  • Stream 2 (Targeted Call for Research): providing new interventions that promote rapid and more effective recovery following an acute cardiovascular disease and/or stroke event
  • Stream 3 (Incubator): generating new approaches that have the potential to transform care following a cardiovascular and/or stroke event.

Applicants to this grant opportunity must propose research that addresses one of the three Streams of research. An application may be submitted to one of the above three Streams only. Applicants must specify the Stream to which they are applying in their application.

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

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


Applications will only be accepted from NHMRC approved Administering Institutions. A list of NHMRC approved Administering Institutions is available from the GrantConnect GO Documents and from the NHMRC’s Administering Institutions list on the NHMRC website.

Applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – 2020 Cardiovascular Health Mission – Cardiovascular Health Grant Opportunity

Grant Activity Timeframe:

June 2025

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $0.00 to $3,000,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

Applicants are advised to read the Grant Guidelines thoroughly and liaise with the Administering Institution that will submit the application to identify any specific requirements that the Institution 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 17 February 2021.

Questions should be submitted no later than 1:00 pm (ACT Local Time) on 24 February 2021.

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983