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

Closes 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 we are consulting

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

How to have your say

Consultation questions are provided to guide your submission. The consultation process will be supported by public webinars in February and/or March 2021. The webinars will be promoted in early 2021, including details of how to participate.

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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