Medical Research Future Fund's Traumatic Brain Injury Mission - National Consultation on the Roadmap and Implementation Plan

Closed 23 Apr 2021

Opened 14 Dec 2020


The Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) Traumatic Brain Injury Mission (the Mission) was announced as part of the 2019-20 budget to provide $50 million for research to improve patient recovery after Brain injury. It will support projects that predict recovery outcomes, or identify the most effective care and treatments.

An expert working group was established in December 2019 to provide advice to the Minister for Health on the strategic priorities for research investment through the Mission.

As per the MRFF Mission Governance document, the expert working group provides advice on priorities for research investment through the Mission by developing a Roadmap and Implementation Plan.

The Mission’s Roadmap is a high level strategic document that includes the aim, vision, goal and priorities for investment for the Mission. To support the Roadmap, the Implementation Plan outlines the priorities for investment (short, medium and long term), evaluation approaches and measures, supporting activities, and collaborative opportunities.

The Roadmap and Implementation Plan will be used by the Department to design and implement Mission investments via Grant Opportunities promoted through GrantConnect. 2020-21 investments through this Mission are available through

The consultation

A draft Roadmap and Implementation Plan developed by the expert working group, and these documents have been reviewed by an international panel of experts who provided expert feedback and advice in the context of relevant activities occurring internationally.

Based on the input provided by the international review panel, the expert working group agreed to a number of minor changes to the Implementation Plan.

The international panel did not recommend changes to the Roadmap.

The report from the international review panel meeting is available below.

Why your views matter

This consultation is to seek feedback from the community on the Mission’s draft Roadmap and Implementation Plan. Both documents are available below.


As part of this consultation, two webinars were held on 19 February 2021 and 15 March 2021 to provide an opportunity for the community to gain a greater understanding of the purpose of the Roadmap and Implementation Plan and to ask any questions. During the webinars, a presentation was provided by the Chair of the Traumatic Brain Injury Mission expert working group Professor Melinda Fitzgerald, and Co-Deputy Chairs A/Professor Dinesh Varma and Professor Robert Vink. A copy of the presentation can be accessed from the bottom of this page.

How to have your say

Consultation questions are provided to guide your submission.

How will we use your feedback

Submissions will be used to inform any further development of the Roadmap and Implementation Plan by the expert working group.


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