The Discovery, Mentor and Richard T. Jones New Investigator Awards honor outstanding Oregon scientists and mentors.
The Medical Research Foundation supports promising biomedical exploration and the development of research careers in clinical investigation in Oregon through a program of three competitively awarded research grants: Early Clinical Investigator, Emergency Interim Support and New Investigator
The MRF was founded in 1942 by a group of business owners and physicians to stimulate medical research achievement in Oregon. That first year, the program awarded $200. Today, through philanthropic support, the program awards more than $1 million per year to support exceptional research projects throughout Oregon and to acknowledge the work of outstanding investigators and mentors. Past award winners include some of Oregon’s most illustrious scientists and educators. A gift designated to the MRF endowment is an investment in the future of world-class biomedical research in Oregon. Such gifts provide the MRF with financial resources in perpetuity to keep the quest for new discoveries, treatments and knowledge moving ever forward.