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MRFF – EPCDRI – 2022 Models of Care to Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Acute Care Grant Opportunity

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983



National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Close Date & Time:
2-Mar-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) Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative (the Initiative) aims to enable or support: 

  • high quality biomedical, clinical, health services and/or population health research that improves patient care
  • translation of new discoveries into clinical practice
  • new diagnoses, treatments and cures for those suffering from rare and debilitating conditions
  • joint collaboration of consumers and researchers in undertaking research in emerging priority areas; and
  • many Australians with debilitating conditions. 

The objective of this grant opportunity is to provide grants of financial assistance to support medical research and medical innovation projects in each state and territory that develop, implement and validate evidence-based and scalable clinical models of care that improve acute care and reduce the pressure on Australian emergency departments.

There are eight streams under this grant opportunity:

  • Stream 1: Australian Capital Territory
  • Stream 2: New South Wales
  • Stream 3: Northern Territory
  • Stream 4: Queensland
  • Stream 5: South Australia
  • Stream 6: Tasmania
  • Stream 7: Victoria
  • Stream 8: Western Australia

Applicants must specify the Stream to which they are applying in their application, that is, the state or territory in which the research will be conducted.

The intended outcome of the research funded by this grant opportunity is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by generating evidence that supports implementation of more effective and timely acute care approaches. 

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 MRFF approved 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 MRFF – Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research Initiative – 2022 Models of Care to Improve the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Acute Care Grant Opportunity Guidelines. 

Grant Activity Timeframe:

June 2027

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $0.00 to $3,000,000.00

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 16 February 2022.

Questions should be submitted no later than 1:00pm ACT Local Time on Wednesday 23 February 2022.

Addenda Available:

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983