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MRFF – Primary Health Care Research Initiative – 2021 Primary Health Care Research Grant Opportunity

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983



National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Close Date & Time:
23-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) Primary Health Care Research Initiative aims to enable or support an increase in Australia’s evidence base in primary health care through research to improve service delivery and patient outcomes and translate this knowledge into action. 

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: test and implement new applications of existing wearables in primary health care practice, with potential for scalability
  • Stream 2: test the effectiveness of new point-of-care testing delivery models:
    • in rural, regional and/or remote areas (MM3-7 according to the Modified Monash Model locator) and/or
    • through mobile delivery.

 Applications to this grant opportunity must propose research that addresses one of the two Streams of research.

The intended outcome of the research funded by this grant opportunity is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by increasing the quality and efficiency of primary health care systems and services through new uses for existing wearables, or increasing patient access to point-of-care testing.

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 Approved MRFF Eligible Organisations.

A list of Approved MRFF Eligible Organisations is available from the GrantConnect GO Documents and from the Approved MRFF Eligible Organisations List on the NHMRC website

Applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the MRFF – Primary Health Care Research Initiative – 2021 Primary Health Care Research Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

June 2027

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 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 9 February 2022.

Questions should be submitted no later than 1:00 pm (ACT Local Time) on 16 February 2022.

Addenda Available:

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983