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A long history of support for medical research


The Austin Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) supports more than 800 researchers in hospital departments, three University of Melbourne departments and four independent research institutes at the vibrant Austin precinct. Nearly half a century ago, the AMRF was ahead of its time when it decided to encourage interactions between researchers and clinicians. This approach is now used by many of the top research organisations around the world.


AMRF funding is designed to ensure the best outcome for patients. Support enables established researchers to explore innovative ideas and encourages tomorrow’s future research stars. This type of support has already resulted in many advances in patient care and treatments, including for patients with cancer and those in intensive care.


Our medical researchers attract funding from highly competitive agencies like the National Health and Medical Research Council and the National Heart Foundation. This illustrates the high quality of research at the Austin Precinct. The AMRF administers research projects from these agencies on behalf of our researchers.


Investment and new state-of-the-art facilities at the Austin precinct include the BioResources Facility, the Melbourne Brain Centre and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre.

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