MRF Grants

The Medical Research Foundation supports promising biomedical exploration and the development of research careers in clinical investigation in Oregon through a program of competitively awarded research grants. MRF grants are awarded three times per year.

MRF Grant Applicants: Application guidelines are subject to change between deadlines. Please carefully review the guidelines each time you submit an application. OHSU applicants should seek guidance on OHSU's internal requirements from their appointed department and must have university approval prior to submission.

Please note new maximum grant amounts and new deadline dates. Beginning with the August 2019 deadline, application forms will need to be submitted through our Competitive Application Portal system at ohsu.infoready4.com. The Infoready site launched June 14, 2019.

Applicants from outside OHSU will need to create a free registration account to log on to the portal and submit. OHSU applicants can log on using their institutional credentials.

Questions?

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

For questions about the Competitive Application Portal system, please contact funding@ohsu.edu

For questions about funds and grant extensions, please contact goodn@ohsu.edu

New Investigator Grant

Maximum grant award: $50,000
Application deadline dates: April 15, Aug. 15, Dec. 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.

Apply for the New Investigator Grant

Early Clinical Investigator Grant

Maximum grant award: $30,000
Application deadline dates: April 15, Aug. 15, Dec. 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.

Apply for the Early Clinical Investigator Grant

Emergency Interim Support Grant

Maximum grant award: $50,000
Application deadline dates: April 15, Aug. 15, Dec. 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. 

Apply for the Emergency Interim Support Grant