Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund


The Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund (MHRIF) is a scheme implemented by the State Government in 1997 to reward WA’s best medical and health researchers with funding for the indirect (infrastructure) costs of research.

MHRIF grants provide support for indirect costs such as research equipment, general support staff, computers and common office services. In independent medical research institutes, the grants meet additional needs such as electricity, maintenance, rates and minor capital works.

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 – closed

This program is not currently open for applications.

The MHRIF 2019 (Round 23) Guidelines and Conditions ( PDF 210KB) and MHRIF 2019 (Round 23) Application Form (Word 180KB) may be accessed as reference documents.

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