Congenital Heart Disease

KEY DATES

16 July 2019 - Scheme opens. Submit Notice of Intent (NOI) ASAP

26 Aug 2019 - First draft due to MRFF team & request for CEO letter of support

5 Sept 2019 - Final draft due to MRFF team

12 Sept 2019 (5.00 pm AEST) - Final application deadline

SUPPORT

View supporting documents from the UoM MRFF Initiatives team.

Relevant documents including the sample application template, guidelines and factsheet can be found on the Dept of Industry, Innovation and Science webpage, as well as access to the online application form.

For support, email MRFF Project Officer Catherine Nobes at catherine.nobes@unimelb.edu.au; Tel: 03 83441471

OVERVIEW

Part of the Mission for Cardiovascular Health, this grant will support research to reduce the impact of Congenital Heart Disease.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Provide new diagnoses and treatment options for those suffering from congenital heart disease.
  • Conduct research and development activities into one or more of:
    –  Understanding the genetic basis of CHD
    – Clinical and social observations
    – Disease modelling
    – Pre-clinical testing and clinical trials
    (Other activities may be approved)
  • Align with the National Strategic Action Plan for Childhood Heart Disease, and could target the Research Priorities in the Action Plan in particular: 
    –   Preventing neurodevelopmental and mental health complications 
    –   Understanding the impact of prenatal and postnatal factors affecting the health of children born with CHD and their families, or 
    –   Exploring the role of exercise and increased activity in reducing the impact of CHD.

Congenital Heart Disease is the first round of the Cardiovascular Mission.

Total pool: $20 million over five years from 2019-20 to 2023-2024

Project request of up to $10 million (no minimum request)

Project duration: Up to 5 years

Earliest start - ~Dec 2019 | Must end 30 June 2024

ELIGIBILITY

Applications must provide the following additional documents in addition to being submitted via the University.

  • evidence from your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) that the project is supported, and that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding
  • a project plan, including risk management plan (up to 12 pages using Times New Roman size 12 font and 1cm margins)
  • a detailed project budget
  • Letters of support (where applicable)