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 - closed

This program is not currently open for applications.

The MHRIF 2018 (Round 22) Guidelines and Conditions (PDF 210KB) and MHRIF 2018 (Round 22) Application Form (Word 180KB) may be accessed as reference documents.

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Research Development Unit