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MRFF – Stem Cell Therapies Mission – 2021 Stem Cell Therapies Grant Opportunity

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NHMRC Research Help Centre



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
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Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The objective of the MRFF Stem Cell Therapies Mission is to support world-leading translational stem cell research that develops and delivers innovative, safe and effective stem cell medicines to improve health outcomes, in partnership with patients and carers.

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

  • Stream 1 (Accelerator): developing novel stem cell-based therapies that have the potential to transform clinical care
  • Stream 2 (Accelerator): evaluating and performing pre-clinical screening of new therapeutics using human tissues made from stem cells.

Applicants to this grant opportunity must propose research that addresses one of the two Streams of research. An application may be submitted to one of the above five 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 MRFF Eligible Organisations. A list of NHMRC approved Eligible Organisations is available from the GrantConnect GO Documents and from the NHMRC’s MRFF Eligible Organisations list on the NHMRC website.

Applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – 2021 Stem Cell Therapies Mission – Stem Cell Therapies Grant Opportunity Guidelines

Grant Activity Timeframe:

The maximum grant period that can be applied for both streams is five years

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $0.00 to $7,000,000.00

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 Institution might have.

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

Other Instructions:

The amounts available for a single grant in each Stream are as follows:

  • Stream 1 (Accelerator): there is no minimum grant amount, the maximum grant amount is $7 million
  • Stream 2 (Accelerator): there is no minimum grant amount, the maximum grant amount is $5 million.

Minimum Data closes at 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time) on 9 Feb 2022

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

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NHMRC Research Help Centre