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MRFF – IHR Fund – 2020 Indigenous Health Research Grant Opportunity

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NHMRC Research Help Centre



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
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Primary Category:
231013 - Medical Research
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Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Indigenous Health Research Fund aims to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through: Indigenous-led research practice and governance; knowledge translation; and evidence-based change in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice.

The objectives of the MRFF – IHR Fund – 2020 Indigenous Health Research grant opportunity are outlined in the two Streams listed in the grant guidelines.

The intended outcome of the research is to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people by: 

  • Stream 1 (Incubator): generating new approaches for community based practices that transform care in early life and for chronic diseases and generating knowledge that defines the positive role that culture can play in health and wellbeing and articulates how it can be incorporated into services and programs
  • Stream 2 (Targeted Call for Research): enabling Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander led primary health care services and practitioners to undertake research of relevance to their communities and drive implementation of best practice outcomes.

Applicants to this grant opportunity must propose research that addresses one of the two Streams of research. An application may be submitted to one of the above two Streams only. Applicants must specify the Stream to which they are applying in their application. 

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 Administering Institutions list  on the NHMRC website.

Applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – IHRF– 2020 Indigenous Health Research Grant Guidelines 

Grant Activity Timeframe:

June 2025

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 24 Feb 2021

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

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NHMRC Research Help Centre