Endometriosis Research Grant Opportunity (EPCDR Initiative)

The Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Emerging Priorities and Consumer Driven Research (EPCDR) Initiative aims to enable or support:

  • High quality biomedical, clinical, health services and/or population health research which improves patient care
  • Translation of new discoveries into clinical practice
  • New diagnoses, treatments and cures to those suffering from rare and debilitating conditions
  • Joint collaboration of consumers and researchers in undertaking research in emerging priority areas, and
  • Many Australians with debilitating conditions


The objectives of the 2019 Endometriosis Research grant opportunity aims to:

  • Facilitate innovative, high quality research which will lead to:
    • Improved diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis
    • Research which will address the gaps in research, leading to a better understanding of the causes and underlying factors which contribute to the development and progression of endometriosis
    • Facilitate consumer involvement in the design and evaluation of the research project (including participation in the conduct of the research)
    • Provide high-quality evidence for the new health treatments and/or drugs (where appropriate)
    • Enable rapid translation of consumer-relevant research into clinical practice, health policy and/or health advice which will lead to positive impacts for consumers
    • Encourage the development of multi-disciplinary research teams which deliver measurable outcomes which are a priority for consumers
    • Encourage collaboration between research teams, policy makers, healthcare funders and the health delivery sector (e.g. education, community, industry and/or healthcare)


The total amount available is $9 million. Applications must be submitted electronically via the Research Grants Management System (RGMS). More information


Applications are now open, with minimum data due 22 January, 2020. Applications close 2pm (AWST), Wednesday 5 February, 2020.