Several Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) research grant opportunities have recently opened that are relevant to rare disease. The opportunities are listed below.
Medical Research Future Fund Clinical Trials Activity Grant Opportunity
In this new round, the Health and Medical Research Office has recognised the need to fund novel clinical trial designs, including n of 1 clinical trials, which are important for the trialling of new and novel therapies for rare disease. Rare disease is a focus of streams 1 and 2 in this grant round. The minimum date for this grant closes May 2024.
Medical Research Future Fund Data Infrastructure Grant Opportunity
This opportunity looks to support the creation or extension of national research data infrastructure to support world-class health and medical research in Australia. It could be leveraged by rare disease researchers with expertise and interest in a systematic and streamlined approach to rare disease data in line with the Recommendations for a National approach to Rare Disease Data launched in July 2023.
Medical Research Future Fund – EPCDRI & PHCRI – 2023 Multidisciplinary Models of Primary Care Grant Opportunity (Streams 1, 2 and 3)/2023 Multidisciplinary Models of Primary Care (Stream 4)
This opportunity may be leveraged to address the broader rare disease workforce issues highlighted in the National Strategic Action Plan for Rare Diseases and the Metabolic Workforce White Paper and Strategy. The minimum date for these grants closes April 2024.