From Concept to Completion
Facilitating the Future of Medical Care

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

On May 27, 1983, President Reagan signed congressional legislation authorizing the formation of "The Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine." The name was later augmented to include Henry M. Jackson, in honor of the Washington senator who sponsored the legislation that ultimately created the organization that we call HJF today.

For over 40 years, HJF has carried out the three main objectives that were laid out in the original legislation:

  • Facilitate medical research and education projects under cooperative agreements with the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) — “America’s Medical School” 
  • Serve as the interchange between military and civilian personnel 
  • Enable collaboration in the biomedical sciences for the mutual benefit of service members and society.

How we are meeting those objectives today:

Years in Operation
Active Research Protocols
Awards Managed
Scientific Patents Issued

Developing Your Proposal for Funding

Our experts provide all stages of proposal development, from analyzing requests to submitting outstanding grant applications.

HJF Can Help You Find Funding

HJF empowers principal investigators and clinicians with the resources they need to find and secure research funding and drive change while removing barriers to success.

Technologies Available for Licensing

HJF facilitates collaboration between investigators and private industry partners worldwide to make innovative medical technologies available for clinical use and to take leading edge products to market.

From Bench to Battlefield to Bedside

For 40 years, HJF has managed thousands of research awards, helping with compliance, financial reporting, procurement, and all areas of research administration. We’ve perfected our scientific management so you can focus on the research.

Partner with HJF

HJF's experience in administering thousands of research awards has given us a network that allows us to bring industry and the military medical research system together.

Are you a company that has created a product or innovation that can be used by all military personnel, their families and civilians? Learn more about how you can partner with us here.

Support HJF

We are dedicated to serving our nation's warfighters, their families, and civilians alike. That is why 98.6 percent of HJF’s FY22 revenue went directly to supporting our mission to advance military medicine. 

Connecting Military Medicine with the World

Let Us Help You

Are you looking for research assistance?

If you’re a principal investigator or scientist looking for funding or support for your research, find out what we can do for you.

Are you a corporation or government entity?

Let’s partner to advance military medicine.

Do you want to advance military medicine?

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