Most community members find accessing health care for primary mitochondrial disease (mito) difficult and this significantly impacts their lives. By supporting the training of Australian clinicians, Mito Foundation aims to improve the health care available to people impacted by mito. The goals of the Clinical Fellowship are:

  • Support specialist training to provide quality care for people with mito
  • Support clinicians to establish mito services in areas of Australia that currently don’t have access to this type of service
  • Support the training of clinician-scientists who can lead Australian-based clinical research.

To achieve these goals, the Clinical Fellowship funds training activities in four areas: clinical care, clinical training, research and education.

Here are examples of activities suitable for the Mito Foundation Clinical Fellowship.

Key components of the Clinical Fellowship plan.

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Key components of the Clinical Fellowship plan.

Funding information

Mito Foundation Clinical Fellowships are charitable grants of up to A$125,000 (pro-rata) for a period of 12 months. They contribute towards the salary of training clinicians during their mito clinical work. We encourage applications for partial funding of part-time training positions or for combined funding with another organisation.

Who should apply?

Australian health professionals committed to providing quality care for people impacted by primary mitochondrial disease. The Clinical Fellowship is ideal for advanced trainees in the third year of advanced training; however, we encourage applications from health professionals in other career stages.

Applicants may undergo training in specialty areas relevant to mito care of both children and adults, including: metabolic medicine, clinical genetics, neurology, paediatrics, internal medicine and ophthalmology.

Applications from nursing and allied health practitioners are also welcome.

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How to apply

To apply for the Mito Foundation Clinical Fellowship please prepare:

  • Completed Mito Foundation Clinical Fellowship Application Form
  • Applicant CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • Clinical supervisor CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • Letter of support from administering institute

Compile all documents in 1 PDF document and email to

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The 2023 Clinical Fellowship grant round is closed.

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