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About HMRF

Welcome to the homepage of Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF).

The HMRF was created in December 2011 with an injection of $1 billion. HMRF supports advanced medical research (initially in the areas of paediatrics, neuroscience, clinical genetics and clinical trials) and the ambits of the former Health and Health Services Research Fund and Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases which have been consolidated into the new fund. The capital committment of the HMRF is $1.4 billlion.

The HMRF aims to build research capacity and to encourage, facilitate and support health and medical research to inform health policies, improve population health, strengthen the health system, enhance healthcare practices, advance standard and quality of care, and promote clinical excellence, through the generation and application of evidence-based scientific knowledge in health and medicine.

HMRF is managed by a Research Council, advised by Expert Advisory Panels, a Grant Review Board and a Referee Panel. All grant applications undergo a two-tier peer review process to ensure scientific rigour and standards. The Secretariat supports both the Research Council and the Grant Review Board.

All grant applications meeting the thematic priorities are welcome. I hope you will find the resources within this website helpful. If you have any comments, we will be pleased to receive them at rfs@fhb.gov.hk.