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MRFF – Australian Brain Cancer Mission – 2021 Brain Cancer Research Grant Opportunity

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983



National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Close Date & Time:
4-May-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) Australian Brain Cancer Mission aims to double the survival rates and improve the quality of life of people with brain cancer over 10 years to 2027, with the longer-term aim of defeating brain cancer.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to provide grants of financial assistance to support Australian medical research and medical innovation projects that involve pre-clinical brain cancer research that is large-scale, innovative, collaborative and inter-disciplinary, and which have high translational potential.

The intended outcome of the research is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians diagnosed with brain cancer by:

  • demonstrating novel and innovative approaches to addressing a challenge in brain cancer that have high translational potential, and
  • supporting strengthened collaborations across national and international brain cancer research networks and building critical mass in the Australian brain cancer research workforce.

Applicants to this grant opportunity must propose to conduct research that delivers against the above objective and those of the Australian Brain Cancer Mission. Applicants are strongly encouraged to propose novel, ambitious, and innovative research approaches that address pre-clinical challenges in brain cancer. This includes demonstration of a willingness to push boundaries and involving a degree of risk to yield important new knowledge or change thinking.

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

The Mission Funding Partner, The Kids’ Cancer Project, is contributing additional funding to this grant opportunity. This funding may be used to supplement MRFF funding for applications that specifically focus on research targeting children, adolescents and/or young adults with brain cancer.

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 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 Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Australian Brain Cancer Mission – 2021 Brain Cancer Research Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

A person must not be named as a Chief Investigator (CI) on more than one application submitted to this grant opportunity.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

The maximum project period is 5 years.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


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 20 April 2022.

Questions should be submitted no later than 1:00 pm (ACT Local Time) on Wednesday 27 April 2022.

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Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983