Established in 1997, the North Florida Foundation for Education and Research, Inc., (NFFRE) is a non-profit (501[c][3]) corporation authorized by Congress (U.S Code 7361-7366) to provide flexible funding opportunities for 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 grants.gov, 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, funding for NFFRE studies comes from 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.


Read about our current and upcoming clinical trials. 

For Our Sponsors

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Our Team

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