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MRFF - PPHR Initiative - 2020 Maternal, First 2000 Days, and Childhood Health Grant Opportunity

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983



National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Close Date & Time:
3-Feb-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
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Preventive and Public Health Research Initiative will support research that focuses on one or more of the following priorities: 

  • Maternal health 
  • Early childhood, or 
  • Exercise and nutrition.

The objectives of this grant opportunity are to:

  • foster new discoveries that lead to practice changes in community and clinical settings 
  • increase collaboration across academic disciplines, policy makers and health services to better understand the social, cognitive and emotional aspects of people’s health choices
  • develop guidance, tools and interventions to support Australians to adopt positive behaviour change and to live active and healthy lives, and
  • improve health outcomes for Australians living with chronic and complex disease through innovative public health approaches, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and for disadvantaged regional and rural and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

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) –PPHR Initiative - 2020 Maternal, First 2000 Days, and Childhood Health Grant Guidelines

Grant Activity Timeframe:

The project must be completed by 30 June 2026.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $0.00 to $1,500,000.00

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 20 January 2021.

Questions should be submitted no later than 1:00 pm (ACT Local Time) on 27 January 2021.

Contact Details

NHMRC Research Help Centre

1800 500 983