The Budget includes 65 research projects that will receive $115.3 million under the MRFF and start in 2020-21.
These projects will lead to better treatments and quality of life for Australians suffering from a wide range of conditions. They will also contribute to the international battle against COVID-19.
Also announced are new MRFF grant rounds:
- the 2021 Rare Cancer, Rare Diseases and Unmet Need General grant opportunity ($70 million) (now open)
- the 2021 COVID-19 Health Impact and Vaccination Schedules grant opportunity ($15 million) (now open)
- the 2021 Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mothers and Babies grant opportunity ($15 million) (guidelines available 21 June 2021).