Medical Research Future Fund Expression of Interest



Information Session

Are you a researcher with an existing project that you are looking to expand or add value to?

The New South Wales Regional Health Partners invites you to attend an information session regarding an upcoming funding opportunity. The session will be held on 1 March 2018 at the Hunter Medical Research Institute.

You should attend if you are a researcher with an established project and are interested in:

  • further implementing your research into practice;
  • enhancing the education of health care professionals; or
  • exploring a current a gap in your research.

For more information download our flyer: MRFF Information Session Flyer

New South Wales Regional Health Partners Opportunity

NSW Regional Health Partners will have an opportunity to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for potential funding by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). This opportunity is presented in the context of the MRFF Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2016-2021 and the Medical Research and Innovation priorities 2016 -2018.

The Medical Research and Innovation Strategy outlines that our health system must be innovative and responsive to future challenges, including new health technologies, communicable diseases, and an ageing population with complex, chronic health problems. Research is the best way to prepare for these challenges and contributes to health system safety and quality, ensures effectiveness of interventions, and enables better prevention and treatments. Priority focussed research funded by the MRFF will complement largely investigator initiated research funded by the NHMRC. The Strategy is focused on investment that cuts across the health system, is relevant to all National Health Priority Areas, delivers improved health for all Australians, contributes to a sustainable system and has potential for significant economic benefit.

The Medical Research and Innovation Priorities specify that AHRTCs and CIRHs will be supported (funded) in the current triennium to deliver on:

  • Improving Clinical pathways and care transition by building collaboration across the care continuum, enhancing data integration and strengthening health services, implementation, and public and preventive research capacity and activity;
  • Reducing Clinical variation by better use of health data and driving data linkage and integration as key components to understanding and reducing unwarranted variation in clinical care and outcomes; and
  • Improving the health of vulnerable groups including those with chronic co-morbidities, those towards the end of life and disadvantaged ethnic and Indigenous groups.

EOIs for MRFF Projects should align with:

  • MRFF and National Health Priorities;
  • New South Wales Regional Health Partners vision and purpose and priorities; and
  • Be able to deliver public and patient benefit or major process transformation within 12 months

New South Wales Regional Health Partners Priorities for 2018 include

  • Capacity building in the implementation of knowledge transfer (any implementation science/strategy/model);
  • Capacity building in assessment of new models of care (including technology, processes);
  • Capacity building in engaging consumers and community in research; and
  • Capacity building in the skills of health messaging in public and population health settings.

Eligibility of Applicants

To be eligible to submit an EOI the lead applicant must be:

  • An employee of one of the health partners (HNELHD, CCLHD, MNCLHD, CMN, PHN); and
  • The project must be sponsored by the Translation Committee representative for their organisation, who must commit to supporting the project and advise the committee that the lead applicant has the skills and resources to deliver the project within 12 months; and
  • A lead applicant can only submit one EOI.

Eligibility of Project

The project MUST align with the current MRFF priorities, NSW Regional Health Partners priorities and be able to be delivered within 12 months.

Projects must contain a minimum of three partner organisations to be eligible. 

To find out more about the priorities of the Medical Research Future Fund click here.

Application Timelines and Submission

Information regarding the 2019 MRFF priorities and timelines for the application process are yet to be released. It is expected that further information will be available during March 2018. Please check back regularly for updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more about the Medical Research Future Fund Expression of Interest see our Frequently Asked Questions.