Grants

MRF Grants

The Medical Research Foundation (MRF) supports promising biomedical exploration and the development of research careers in clinical investigation in Oregon through a program of competitively awarded research grants. Most MRF grants are awarded quarterly.


MRF Grant Applicants: Application guidelines are subject to change between deadlines. Please carefully review the guidelines each time you submit an application. PDFs are preferred for all required documents of the application.

 

For MRF grant application questions, please email mrfsubmit@ohsu.edu.

For questions about awards and post-awards, please contact Nicole Good at goodn@ohsu.edu

 

New Investigator Grant

Maximum grant award: $40,000
Two to three grants awarded quarterly
Application deadline dates: Feb. 15, May 15, Aug. 15, Nov. 15.


Through this award, the MRF supports promising new investigators in biomedical research. Principal investigators must be at the beginning of an independent career with a faculty position at one of Oregon's colleges or universities. A letter of support from the department chair or the institute director must accompany each application describing the independence of the principal investigator and the commitment of the unit to that investigator and their research program.

New Investigator Guidelines and Application Form 

Letter of support instructions 

 

Early Clinical Investigator Grant

Maximum grant award: $20,000
Two to three grants awarded quarterly
Application deadline dates: Feb. 15, May 15, Aug. 15, Nov. 15.

Through this award, the MRF supports promising biomedical exploration and the development of research careers in clinical investigation in Oregon. Principal investigators must be a post-doctoral trainee or clinical fellow with specific plans for a career in clinical research. A letter of support from the department chair or division head and from the director of the training program must accompany each application. The Applicant Qualifications Form should be completed by the applicant's mentor and included with the application and support letters.

 

Emergency Interim Support Grant

Maximum grant award: $40,000
Two to three grants awarded quarterly
Application deadline dates: Feb. 15, May 15, Aug. 15, Nov. 15.


Through this award, the MRF supports established investigators who are in need of bridge funding. The grant provides funding for research programs that have lost national grant funding, enabling investigators to develop data supporting application renewals. The application must contain a clear explanation of current grant funding and the status of grants in revision. 

 

EIS grant guidelines and application

For MRF grant application questions, please email mrfsubmit@ohsu.edu.

For questions about awards and post-awards, please contact Nicole Good at goodn@ohsu.edu