The Michael Reese Research and Education Foundation (MRREF) is an instrumental partner with the University of Illinois College of Medicine in fostering innovative discovery. In 2021, the MRREF Board of Directors made a $1 million renewed commitment to the Michael Reese Pioneer in Research Awards Program. This commitment over the next five years will continue supporting outstanding investigators who are pursuing high-impact research programs and whose NIH grant applications were reviewed favorably but fell short of receiving fundable scores.
Since this transformative program and investment began in 2017, the Michael Reese Pioneers have secured over $22 million dollars of new grant funding, mostly from NIH, through 2021. The College of Medicine remains grateful to MRREF for its efforts to honor the tradition of the Michael Reese Hospital and support medical research by its commitment to the University of Illinois College of Medicine Michael Reese Pioneer in Research Awards Program.
We are very pleased to announce yet another round of Michael Reese Foundation Pioneer in Research Award. Click for the program application submission form with instructions. Applications that do not fully meet the application criteria will not be considered. In this round, we intend funding a minimum of two successful applications.
Please note that the deadline to receive completed application package is October 14, 2022.
If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to Bellur S. Prabhakar, MSc, PhD the Interim Senior Associate Dean for Research