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The Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) is a subsidiary of Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., and operates as the research arm of Hennepin County Medical Center, an acute care research and teaching hospital in Minneapolis. MMRF is one of the largest nonprofit medical research organizations in Minnesota and consistently ranks in the top ten percent of all institutions receiving research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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MMRF Accepting Applications for 2018 Post-doctoral Appointment Program
Posted January 24, 2018

The Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) has issued a Request for Proposals for its 2018 Post-doctoral Appointment Program. Letters of intent are due March 1, 2018, with applications due by 5 pm CST on March 19, 2018.

MMRF promotes the development of research in a variety of ways, including supporting post-doctoral positions for existing programs. Post-doctoral support is available for request from any existing MMRF research programs with external sponsored awards.

The purpose of the post-doctoral awards is to sustain and build existing MMRF programs by providing salary support that encourages and facilitates the development of independent researchers within MMRF. Current investigators who have already been successful in attracting extramural grants will mentor the post-doctoral candidates. Investigators must indicate the need for post-doctoral involvement and how it will help grow their programs.

The overall goal of the program is for MMRF post-doc awards to provide a bridge for the post-doctoral investigator to develop their own independent careers at MMRF. Recipients are expected to submit extramural grant proposals by the end of their first year.

Click here for complete details about the program, including award specifics, eligibility requirements and guidelines on how to apply.

Questions should be directed to Carey Nadeau, MMRF Sr. Grant and Contract Administrator at


MMRF 2016 Year in Review

Researchers at the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation (MMRF) were busy advancing medicine through scientific innovation in 2016. Our researchers were actively investigating the causes of potential treatments for a wide-range of diseases in our four areas of focus: Acute Care/Trauma, Addiction, Infectious Disease (HIV/AIDS) and Health Services. Here are just some of the highlights in research at MMRF from the past year.


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