Medical Research Future Fund

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The Research Data Infrastructure Initiative (RDII) forms part of the Australian Government’s $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). $80 million over 8 years has been committed to the RDII and is targeting the creation or extension of national research data infrastructure.

The MRFF and related initiatives provide a long-term sustainable source of funding for endeavours that aim to improve health outcomes, quality of life, and health system sustainability. 

The Research Data Infrastructure Initiative (RDII) forms part of the Australian Government’s $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).


ELIGIBLE ENTITIES:

  •  A medical research institute
  • A university
  • A corporate Commonwealth entity
  • A corporation (including businesses and not-for-profits)

Joint applications are encouraged with an eligible lead organisation who is the main driver of the project.


THE INTENDED OUTCOMES OF THE RDII ARE TO:

  • Align with the Digital Health Intelligence Priority to support Australian medical research and innovation projects that use novel methods to harness multiple data infrastructure types.
  •  Improve the health and wellbeing of Australians by developing new approaches for addressing unmet medical needs by:​

VALUE

A total of $10 million is available for this round in the 2021/22 year.

For an application, the RDII grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project expenditure, up to a maximum of $3 million.

The grant opportunity will support projects with the following focus areas:

  • Create or extend ‘research data infrastructure’ which includes clinical quality registers, biobanks, data collections, linkage platforms, data collection from wearables, use of artificial intelligence, and informatics.

Open date: 3 November 2021

Close date: 8 February 2022 at 5pm AEDT


Download the guidelines here >>

For more information

Please contact Jess Olivier (Sydney) or Steve Elias (Perth) to discuss in more detail.

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