ABOUT THE TEXAS RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE

The Texas Medical Research Collaborative (TexasMRC) is a research partnership among Universities, Health Care Providers and Corporations supporting health care. The Collaborative wishes to grow with additional partners.

TexasMRC provides annual grants that are intended to jump-start research that can solve real-world medical problems and develop new technologies in a relatively short time frame. Grant recipients work with representatives of the consortium’s academic, industry and health care partners to develop pilot programs aimed at attracting sustained funding from external sources, such as federal, state or private agencies.
Clinical work on the projects generally takes place at Texas Health hospitals and other facilities, including the Texas Health Minimally Invasive Technology Center on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

Since its founding in 2009, TexasMRC has distributed more than $2.3 million in grant funding. Please visit the “Proposals” tab or contact us for additional information.

BACKGROUND AND REASONS FOR PROGRAM

TexasMRC Institutions wish to foster collaborative and translational research between their institutions. TexasMRC Institutions wish to pursue research in critical healthcare areas and establish a consortium run, internally funded and resourced program to create opportunities for collaboration among TexasMRC institutions, and to seek to obtain external funding through a variety of sources. TexasMRC Institutions of higher education wish to pursue these opportunities collaboratively through the TexasMRC Program, and to obligate internal resources to fund their own faculty and staff to perform collaborative research projects. The parties intend that their efforts may be matched by private gifts, or by funds obtained from a variety of external sources, including private industry, government grants, or other proof of concept and commercialization funds.