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MRFF - EPCDRI - 2023 Post-Acute Sequalae of COVID-19 Grant Opportunity (Streams 1-3 and Stream 4 Stage 1)

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre



National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Close Date & Time:
1-Nov-2023 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Co-sponsored with:
Department of Health and Aged Care
Internal Reference ID:
1140, 1141
Primary Category:
231013 - Medical Research
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


This is for Streams 1-3 and Stream 4 Stage 1 applicants.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to:

  • Stream 1 (Targeted Call for Research): conduct a large-scale multidisciplinary project in partnership with primary care researchers and consumers (including all age groups and priority populations), to identify how people experience PASC, including the impact on their physical and mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.
  • Stream 2 (Targeted Call for Research): conduct a large-scale multidisciplinary project in partnership with consumers, health service providers and policy makers using primary data collection and/or informatics approaches such as modelling and linkage to generate knowledge of population-wide and health system impacts of PASC.
  • Stream 3 (Incubator): conduct small scale developmental projects that:
    • Topic A: investigate the molecular mechanisms, pathways or biomarkers that are central to the cause and progression of PASC
    • Topic B:build knowledge of key factors that impact PASC prognosis, including but not limited to psychosocial, physical and behavioural contributors.
  • Stream 4:
    • Stage 1 (Incubator): conduct inception projects that build evidence and capability to demonstrate the feasibility of establishing a national adaptive platform trial that would allow for rapid assessment of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions of PASC.

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

Further information on the Medical Research Future Fund is available from the Department of Health and Aged Care’s 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 MRFF Eligible Organisations List on the NHMRC website.

Applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the Medical Research Future Fund – EPCDRI – 2023 Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

The maximum grant duration is:

  • Stream 1 & 2: 5 years
  • Stream 3: 2 years
  • Steam 4 Stage 1: 1 year
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 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 5:00pm (ACT Local Time) on 18 October 2023.

Questions should be submitted no later than 1:00pm (ACT Local Time) on 25 October 2023.

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre