Grants to support new translation projects

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Applications open this week for a $32 million program of federal government grants focused on supporting the commercial translation of medical R&D.

The latest $32 million in Investigator Grants is being funded through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

The two-year grants are targeted to early and mid-career researchers who have demonstrated experience in translation.

Health minister Greg Hunt said the government is wanting to support translational research projects across "high priority issues" such as brain cancer, mental and cardiovascular health, genomics and stem cell therapies.

"This initiative encourages our best researchers to stay in Australia and develop their research careers, and strengthen the nation’s translation of health and medical research to benefit patients," said Mr Hunt.

Applications will open on 2 October 2019 and close on 27 November 2019.