Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund


The Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund (MHRIF) is an infrastructure funding scheme implemented by the State Government to promote excellence in health and medical research in Western Australia. The State Government has allocated $96 million to this program to date (1997/98 to 2017/18).

The scheme provides funding support for the indirect costs of research which are not usually a component of competitive research grants, such as research equipment, general support staff, computers and common office services.

Grants awarded under the MHRIF are based on the total eligible research grant income from nationally or internationally competitive, peer-reviewed sources within the previous three calendar years.

Applicants must meet a prescribed minimum threshold of eligible research grant income in order to receive a MHRIF grant. This ensures that researchers meet a criterion of ‘excellence’.

Funding round status - open

The Department of Health invites applications from Western Australian medical and health researchers for infrastructure support through the Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund (MHRIF).

Applications close: 1:00pm Thursday 11 October 2018.

Applicants must have received a minimum of $510,000 in medical or health research grant income from nationally and internationally competitive, peer-reviewed funding sources during the previous three consecutive calendar years (2015-2017).

Applications must be in accordance with the MHRIF 2018 (Round 22) Guidelines and Conditions (PDF 210KB)

Applicants must use the MHRIF 2018 (Round 22) Application Form (Word 180KB).

Late applications will not be accepted.  Check with the research administration and finance office at the relevant institution(s) for internal deadlines.

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Research Development Unit