Department of Health

Launched by the Victorian Government in 2017, each year the Fund provides funding support to accelerate health and medical research and fast-track innovative projects from research to real-world impact.

A total of 113 projects have received funding through the six previous rounds, contributing $20.4 million to the Victorian health and medical research sector.

Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund Round 7

Applications for round seven of the program closed on 1 December 2023. Applicants will be notified regarding outcomes of their application in March 2024.

Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund Round 6

Round 6 of the Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund was run with two streams:

  • $3 million Foundation Stream, and
  • $2 million Public Health and Health Inequalities Stream.

23 projects were supported under Round 6 of the Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund across the two streams of funding.

  • Institute

    Project title

    Bionics Institute

    An optical-electrical nerve cuff for localised and selective modulation of neural activity: a drug-free solution for chronic pain

    Bionics Institute

    Novel technology to fast tracking early intervention for infants with hearing loss

    BreastScreen Victoria Inc.

    Artificial Intelligence in BreastScreen Victoria Mammogram Reading: Saving more lives and reducing costs

    Burnet Institute

    Accelerating preclinical development of a novel bioactive to optimise the vaginal microbiome

    Eastern Health

    A pilot trial of Modify: A novel, smartphone-delivered brain-training intervention to reduce smoking in Victorians

    Hudson Institute

    Fast-tracking the clinical development of novel host-derived compounds for severe lung infections

    Hudson Institute

    Advancing Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Outcomes using Nanotechnology

    Monash University

    Pathway to scale up Inhaled Oxytocin for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage

    Monash University

    A digital solution to empower patients and caregivers to report clinical deterioration: keeping patients safe in hospital

    Monash University

    Establishing non-invasive screening for early detection of silicosis

    Peninsula Health

    Staying Active with Multimorbidity In Acute hospital (STAMInA Trial): a randomised controlled trial investigating the feasibility of allied health assistant delivered rehabilitation of people with multimorbidity in an acute hospital setting

    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

    Characterising the melanoma tumour microenvironment using novel omic technologies.

    The Royal Women's Hospital

    Early Feasibility Study and Development of an Airway Pressure Monitoring Device for Neonates and Infants on Non-invasive Respiratory Support.

    The University of Melbourne

    Evaluation of novel coagulation and endothelial biomarkers in individualised cardiovascular disease risk assessment

    Victoria University

    Exercise to counteract the negative effects of sleep loss on glycaemic control in women

  • Institute

    Project title

    Austin Medical Research Foundation

    Evaluating the efficacy of a Bone-Health Nutrition Training Program for food service staff in aged care: a food-based approach to fracture risk reduction

    Melbourne Health

    Linking to hepatitis care through linking existing data for Victorians living with viral hepatitis: The LINK-2-HepCare Project

    Monash Health

    Piloting the role of a Cultural Liaison Officer in following up notifiable communicable diseases at a Local Public Health Unit

    Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

    A mental health literacy program for teachers and schools: Evaluating the feasibility and effectiveness of Decode Mental Health & Wellbeing

    Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

    The TAG TEAM study: evaluation of Trans Adolescent Group ThErapy for Alleviating Minority stress

    Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

    Improving misinformation resistance and vaccine confidence in the Victorian Arabic-speaking community with a culturally-tailored intervention


    Non-invasive nearable technology to determine and manage risk of pressure injury and guide patient-centred care approaches

    St Vincent’s Private Hospital Melbourne

    Improving accessibility to telehealth for people experiencing homelessness

Reviewed 08 December 2023


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