top of page


Established in 1997, the North Florida Foundation for Education and Research, Inc., (NFFRE) is an independent non-profit (501[c][3]) corporation authorized by Congress (U.S Code 7361-7366) to support VA research and education by maximizing funding. NFFRE supports research and education initiatives in the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (see map). 

  • Member of the National Association of Veterans Research Foundations (NAVREF)

  • Registered with, the federal System for Award Management (SAM), and the electronic Research Administration (eRA) commons

  • Federal-wide assurance certificate with The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)

How is Our Research Funded? 

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, NFFRE receives funding for studies from both federal and non-federal sources, such as industry, government, and non-profit organizations.

  • Industry sponsors invite collaborating organizations to assist with conducting their research protocols.  Some of our prominent industry sponsors include AstraZeneca, Boston Scientific, Cirius Therapeutics, Kowa Research Institute, Novartis, Phillips Respironics, and Sanofi.​​

  • Government and non-profit organizations provide grants for research in specific scientific areas of interest, which scientists compete for.  NFFRE has received grants from government agencies such the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and from private foundations such as the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation.

bottom of page