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 scheme provides medical and health researchers with funding to support their research programs by covering infrastructure costs 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 3 years.

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

Since 1997, there have been 20 rounds of the MHRIF during which a total of $90 million has been allocated to medical and health researchers in Western Australia.

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 12 October 2017

Applicants must have received a minimum of $500,000 in medical or health research grant income from nationally and internationally competitive, peer-reviewed funding sources during the previous three consecutive calendar years (2014-2016).

Applications must be in accordance with the MHRIF 2017 (Round 21) Guidelines and Conditions (PDF 205KB).

Applicants must use the MHRIF 2017 (Round 21) Application Form (Word 175KB).

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

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View MHRIF past recipients

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Research Development Unit