$3 million is available under the $125 million MRFF Million Minds Mission for rapid research to improve the national mental health system response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants may support work consolidating data systems and help design and deliver new treatments, services, and policies. The research is expected to also be relevant in future times of hardship such as natural disasters. Applications close on 13 July.Read more →
The Health and Disability System Review was charged with taking a system-wide approach to what needs to change to ensure our future system achieves better and more equitable health and wellbeing outcomes for all New Zealanders.
The final report discusses a range of detailed proposals regarding all the elements that need to change for the New Zealand health and disability system to produce more equitable health outcomes and to become more financially sustainable.Read more →
New Zealand – COVID-19 and future infectious disease threats: new funding round focused on equity, resilience and recovery coming soon
The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has issued a preliminary announcement of a new funding initiative aimed at ensuring equity in health and wellbeing is at the centre of Aotearoa New Zealand’s preparedness for, and response to, current and future infectious disease threats.
A total of $8.3 million will be made available to fund a range of research proposals. This includes $3.3 million for research that is Māori-led and leads to equitable health outcomes for Māori.Read more →
Research Australia Report – COVID-19 How Australia’s health and medical research sector is responding
Research Australia has published a report; COVID-19 How Australia’s health and medical research sector is responding
The report captures the responses from a call out to Research Australia’s membership across the health and medical research and innovation pipeline in April 2020. Members were asked for examples of the types of COVID-19 research they are undertaking, demonstrating the depth and breadth of research underway.Read more →
The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies has just published a new policy brief, “Strengthening health systems resilience”, which includes a framework to help policy-makers understand health system resilience and how to strengthen it. This policy brief highlights the key features of resilience and provides examples of strategies which have been applied in different countries.Read more →
Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Coronavirus Research Response – 2020 Rapid Response Digital Health Infrastructure
The Coronavirus Research Response – 2020 Rapid Response Digital Health Infrastructure provides funding to drive innovation and contribute to global efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak through rapid responses to high-need challenges. ‘Digital Health’ may include but is not limited to, predictive modelling, digital tools for remote screening, diagnostics and monitoring.Read more →
Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Coronavirus Research Response – 2020 Communication Strategies and Approaches During Outbreaks
The Coronavirus Research Response – Communication Strategies and Approaches provides Australian researchers with funding to drive innovation and contribute to global efforts to control the COVID-19 outbreak.Read more →
Medical Research Future Fund – Australian Brain Cancer Mission – 2020 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity
The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) – Australian Brain Cancer Mission – 2020 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.Read more →
Grattan Institute reports addressing the recovery from the COVID-19 recession and the next steps for Australian health care
Two new reports have been released by the Grattan Institute addressing the recovery from the COVID-19 recession and the next steps for Australian health care coming out of the COVID-19 lockdown.Read more →
The Victorian Cancer Agency is a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services that funds translational cancer research to improve clinical practice and outcomes for Victorian cancer patients.
The Victorian Cancer Agency’s research grants have been supporting innovation and excellence in cancer research since 2006, investing more than $225 million into translational research and infrastructure.
Early and Mid-Career Research Fellowships are now open and will close at 2.00 pm AEST on 24 August 2020Read more →