The Mito Foundation is excited to make funds available to exceptional research into mitochondrial disease (mito) as part of its new Medical and Research Funding Strategy. This has been made possible by the fundraising efforts of the Foundation, including The Bloody Long Walk National Series.

Mito Foundation Booster Grants offer an exciting opportunity for those whose research was deemed of a high quality by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) but were unsuccessful in securing funding. In addition to awarding up to $75,000 worth, Mito Foundation Booster Grants may assist in securing future NHMRC funding.

Funded Booster Grants

Beyond the Exome

$75,000 AUD

16/04/2018 → 15/04/2019

Researcher: Professor David Thorburn

New genomic technologies are transforming diagnosis of mitochondrial disease (mito) and other inherited diseases but perhaps half of all children…

Building a National Clinical Database

$75,000 AUD

01/06/2018 → 30/06/2019

Researcher: Professor Carolyn Sue

The lack of knowledge about mitochondrial disease (mito) means that it is extremely difficult to assess the effectiveness of treatments…

Engineering of molecular tools to correct disease-causing mutations in mitochondrial DNA for Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

$74,980 AUD

01/01/2020 → 31/12/2022

Researcher: Sandy Hung

Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is the most common mitochondrial DNA disease, causing optic nerve degeneration and devastating blindness in…

Viral infection in mitochondrial disease

$75,000 AUD

01/02/2019 → 01/02/2021

Researcher: Dr Tara Richman

Dysfunctional mitochondria cause a diverse group of multi-system human pathologies that often result in severe, progressive and lethal diseases for…

Funding Round and Applications

Funding Round

Open: 10/12/2020

Close: 01/02/2021

Submit Your Application

Please download the application form below and once completed, please send your application to

Please call us on (02) 8033 4113 if you have any queries.