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    MRFF – 2020 Respiratory Medicine Clinical Trials Research on COVID-19 Grant Opportunity

    Contact Details

    NHMRC Research Help Centre

    Phone:
    1800 500 983

    Email Address: help@nhmrc.gov.au

    Web Address: https://nhmrc.gov.au/funding/medical-research-future-fund

    GO Documents

    GO ID: GO3817

    Agency: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

    Close Date & Time: 6-Apr-2020 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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    Co-sponsored with: Department of Health

    Internal Reference ID: Round/21

    Primary Category: 231013 – Medical Research

    Publish Date: 23-Mar-2020

    Location: ACT

    Selection Process: Targeted or Restricted Competitive

    Description:

    Applications to this Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Coronavirus Research Response: 2020 Respiratory Medicine Clinical Trials Research on COVID-19 grant opportunity must propose a clinical trial that accelerates the implementation of treatments for severe acute respiratory distress in patients infected with COVID-19 in order to support the response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia. Applicants should note that the research funded by this grant opportunity is not intended to be used for development of vaccines or anti-viral therapies for COVID-19. These issues are the subject of separate MRFF grant opportunities.

    The objective of the 2020 Respiratory Medicine Clinical Trials Research on COVID-19 Grant Opportunity is to use clinical trials to accelerate the implementation of treatments for severe acute respiratory distress in patients infected with COVID 19. To be competitive for funding, applicants must propose a clinical trial that delivers against the above objective.

    The intended outcome of the research funded under this priority is to use clinical trials to accelerate the implementation of safe and effective treatments for severe acute respiratory distress in patients infected with COVID 19. This includes the identification of plausible pathways to clinical practice within 12 months of commencement.

    Applications must address the desired outcomes described in section 1.3 of the grant guidelines.

    This opportunity is supported by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

    Eligibility:

    Applications will only be accepted from NHMRC approved Administering Institutions. A list of NHMRC approved Administering Institutions is available on GrantConnect and on the NHMRC website: https://nhmrc.gov.au/funding/manage-your-funding/nhmrcs-administering-institutions

    Applications must satisfy all the requirements set out in the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Coronavirus Research Response: 2020 Respiratory Medicine Clinical Trials Research on COVID-19 Grant Opportunity Guideline

    Total Amount Available (AUD):

    $5,000,000.00

    Instructions for Application Submission:

    Applicants are advised to read the Grant Guidelines thoroughly and liaise with the Administering Institution that will submit the application to identify any specific requirements that the Institution might have.

    Applications must be submitted electronically using NHMRC’s online Granting System (Sapphire).

    https://healthandmedicalresearch.gov.au/

    Other Instructions:

    Questions should be submitted no later than 1:00pm ACT Local Time on Friday 3 April 2020

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