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If you’d like to register your interest in our Research Grants Program, please provide us with your contact details (below).

We’ll let you know when the next round of grant funding opens.

Eligibility guidelines

Applications for funding under MDFA’s Research Grants and Grant Family Fund programs are awarded following rigorous evaluation based on the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines. International peer review ensures successful applicants meet the highest standard.

Details on the amount of funding available and particular interest areas are released when applications open.

MDFA Research Grants Program

In general, MDFA’s Research Grants Program is open to researching working in any field of research relevant to macular disease. The primary investigator must be based in an Australian institution. Co-investigators may be based in overseas institutions, but are not eligible to draw a salary from the grant. Primary investigators must be Australian citizens, permanent residents or, if relevant, eligible for permanent residency on completion of their studies being undertaken in an Australian university. If the latter, research cannot begin until evidence of permanent residency has been supplied.

Funding cannot comment until all relevant ethical and other approvals have been obtained and evidence provided to MDFA.

Institutions can submit more than one application.

The administering institution must be registered as an Administering Institution with the NHMRC and / or the ARC. The administering institution accepts responsibility for indirect costs of the research and for grant administration.

Grant Family Fund

This stream of grant funding is available to early career researchers that have not held a substantial grant such as NHMRC or equivalent. Researchers without an advanced degree can apply provided that they have an appropriate mentor.

Researchers working in any field of research relevant to macular disease are eligible to apply. The primary investigator must be based in an Australian institution.

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