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MRFF – Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative – 2020 Paediatric Cancer Grant Opportunity

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983



National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Close Date & Time:
10-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 - Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative is designed to support high quality research that improves patient care, translates new discoveries and encourages joint collaboration of consumers and researchers in undertaking research in emerging priority areas. 

The objective of this grant opportunity is to provide a grant of financial assistance to support a co-ordinated program of Victorian medical research and medical innovation projects aimed at improving outcomes for children with cancer by improving:

  • basic knowledge about cancer in children
  • the clinical management of cancer in children, including the patient journey and survivorship.

This grant opportunity will fund a multi-centre program of research that brings together expertise from the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct (Parkville) and the Monash Technology Precinct. The program must complement existing research programs and incorporate research activities based at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and Monash Children’s Hospital.

The intended outcome of the research is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by facilitating research-informed, evidence-based continuous improvement in the care of children with cancer by seeding a high-impact program of paediatric cancer research that is amenable to, and competitive in, leveraging funding for further expansion.

Applicants to this grant opportunity must propose to conduct research that delivers against the above objective.

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 Administrating Institutions list on the NHMRC website.

Applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative – 2020 Paediatric Cancer Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

The project must be completed by 30 June 2026.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $9,600,000.00 to $9,600,000.00

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 24 February 2021.

Questions should be submitted no later than 1:00 pm (ACT Local Time) on 3 March 2021. 

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983