Key dates for MRFF 2019 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity

  • Release of Funding Rules: 18 December 2019
  • Proposals open through 11 February 2020
  • UQ R&I NOI Close: 19 February 2020
  • Applications due to UQ R&I: 19 February 2020
  • Applications close: 5pm AEDT time, 3 March 2020


The MRFF announced the 2019 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant Opportunity as an Initiative under the Australian Brain Cancer Mission. 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 and to develop new care models that improve the experience of survivors, their families and carers.

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 impace
  • 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.

How to Apply

Internal notice of intent process

All researchers intending to submit an MRFF 2019 Brain Cancer Survivorship Grant are required to submit an internal Notice of Intent. NOIs will be collated centrally and distributed to Faculties and Institutes in order to provide maximum support to the UQ research community.

Step 1. Scheme reading

  • Access the full scheme documents at GrantConnect, GO3557. Login or registration will be required.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key Department of Health, Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and UQ documentation.

Step 2. Completing the application

Step 3. UQ R&I internal review and feedback

  • Ahead of internal review, ensure all components are complete/valid and send the completed application form to UQ R&I.
  • To initiate internal review, email your completed Funding Coversheet to UQ R&I at
  • Also provide completed UQ Certification Proforma.
  • Internal review by UQ R&I/feedback provided (compliance/eligibility/grantsmanship).

Step 4. Final submission

  • Final submission is to be completed by UQ R&I, or nominated lead organisation.

Readership and researcher support

Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents

Before applying, please review the full suite of documents available from GrantConnect, the Australian Government grants information system: