Victorian Medical Research Acceleration Fund

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.

Foundation stream


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

Public Health and Health Inequalities Stream


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 heal

Page last updated: 29 February 2024