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 relevant 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’.

Further details about MHRIF, including most recent funding round outcomes, are now located on the Future Health Research and Innovation Fund website (external site).

Past recipients of MHRIF funding can be viewed here.

Last reviewed: 02-08-2021
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Research and Innovation Office