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Medical Research Future Fund – Australian Brain Cancer Mission – 2019 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity


The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Australian Brain Cancer Mission – 2019 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity provides medical researchers with funding for the development of better approaches on the impacts of brain cancer to improve quality of life and the survivorship experience.

Open date: 11 Feb 2020 09:00 AM AEDT.

Close date: 03 Mar 2020 05:00 PM AEDT.

What do you get?

Grants of up to $5 million.

Who is this for?

Eligible organisations seeking to research approaches to address impacts of brain cancer to improve quality of life and the survivorship experience.

Overview


The 2019 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity was announced as part of the Medical Research Future Fund and is an Initiative under the Australian Brain Cancer Mission.

There are no known prevention measures for brain cancer and for some types of brain cancer, no effective treatments. It is widely recognised that the key to improvements in this area is investment in research.

The objective of this Grant Opportunity is:

  • to support the development of better approaches to address the medical, functional and psychosocial impacts of brain cancer to improve quality of life and the survivorship experience.

Survivorship must be focused on children, adolescents and young adults, or adults with malignant brain cancer, their families or carers.

Areas of focus may include:

  • medical, functional and psychosocial impacts of brain cancer – for example: cognitive, executive and memory impairment; fatigue; behavioural issues; seizures or toxicities of anticonvulsants; and fitness to drive
  • impact on survivors, their families and carers – for example: anxiety and depression; and long-term impacts including economic impact
  • efficacy of new or existing models of care and interventions, including the factors that contribute to success – for example: efficacy of new or existing models of care which involve nurse care coordinators, and components of the care model which contribute to success; and impact of rural and remote patient locality on effectiveness of survivorship clinics.

The intended outcomes of this grant opportunity are to develop:

  • a better understanding of the effects and impact of symptoms on quality and quantity of life, independence, function and disability
  • develop new care models that improve the experience of survivors, their families and carers. 

Eligibility


To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be incorporated in Australia

and in accordance with s20 and s24 of the MRFF Act 2015, be one of the following entities:

  • a medical research institute
  • a university
  • a corporate Commonwealth entity
  • a corporation (including businesses and not for profits)
  • a state or territory government
  • a state or territory government entity.

Joint applications are encouraged, provided you have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply. For further information on joint applications, refer to section 6.2 of the grant opportunity guidelines.

We cannot waive the eligibility criteria under any circumstances.

Applying


You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply.

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

Need help?

Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

Open: Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample Application form

Board and CEO letter