The Medical Foundation



Since 1957, The Medical Foundation at HRiA has been a recognized leader in developing high-impact biomedical research grant programs that accelerate medical discoveries and advance public health.

The Medical Foundation works with private individuals, family foundations, and bank trusts to create and manage customized grant programs and ensure critical and unbiased funding of the most creative and skilled scientists and their research. We build distinguished Scientific Review Committees specific for each program and recruit world-class volunteer scientists to impartially review and recommend proposals for funding. Because of our scientific expertise, we also offer life sciences consulting services, producing reports to inform clients about innovative and cutting edge medical research and to identify the most talented investigators in those areas.

Through our significant history and dedication to the field of research, we provide the highest assurance that an investment in research will spur new findings in medicine and clinical care, advance scientific career development, and improve the health outcomes for countless numbers of people.  In 2019, on behalf of our clients, The Medical Foundation awarded more than $25 million in new grants to over 100 postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, and independent research scientists worldwide. We congratulate and thank the 2019 Awardees and Committee Members who dedicated their time and expertise to the scientific review process.

Our management of grant programs and commitment to scientific rigor is reflected in the thousands of former award recipients whose research has impacted the field.  We welcome all basic scientists and clinicians to review our program chart and open funding opportunities below.


  • Jeanne Brown

    Director, The Medical Foundation

  • Charlene Mancusi

    Associate Director, The Medical Foundation

  • Lindsey Carver, MA

    Grants Officer, The Medical Foundation

  • Current Funding Opportunities

    Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards

    Junior Faculty Awards

    Research Awards