The Australian Government is providing $31.5 million to support medical researchers to drive, and contribute to, global efforts to understand and treat COVID-19. Funding is from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

The Albanese Government will boost support for medical researchers to drive innovation and contribute to global efforts to understand COVID-19, including work to assess the impact of long COVID.

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) will provide $31.5 million to support 14 research grants that will improve our understanding of COVID-19, helping us find new ways to treat the disease, understand its longer-term impacts and better manage it in the future.

Projects include:

  • Insights into the longer-term impact of COVID-19 on the health of Australians.
  • Increasing the availability of antiviral treatments and improving our understanding of immune system’s response to inform disease prediction, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Planning for future outbreaks and the rapid development of evidence-based public health measures to strengthen future health emergency and pandemic response planning.

The full list of projects and intended outcomes is at Attachment A. Further information about the MRFF is available at


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Originally published by The Hon Mark Butler MP Minister for Health and Aged Care