Over the past twelve years, the Mito Foundation has committed more than $7 million toward research to advance the understanding of mitochondrial disease (mito) mechanisms, improving diagnosis, treatment, care and management practices, and the advancement of prevention and therapeutic strategies.

The objective of the Mito Foundation Research & Medical Grant Program is to achieve the maximum possible impact by funding the world’s best research into primary mito across four priority areas:

To be eligible, all research must be focussed on primary mitochondrial disease. Please refer to individual grant application forms for full eligibility critera.

Opportunities

BOOSTER GRANTS ROUND (JAN 2022)

MAJOR GRANTS ROUND (JAN - MAR 2022)

QUARTERLY GRANTS ROUND (JAN, APR, JUL, OCT 2022)

CLINICAL FELLOWSHIPS ROUND (APR - JUL 2022)

STRATEGIC GRANTS ROUND (AD-HOC)

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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.

Mito Foundation Booster Grants provide up to $75,000 worth of funding and may assist in securing future NHMRC funding.

Funding Round

Open: 21/12/2021
Close: 26/01/2022

Clinical trials in mito are almost non-existent in Australia. The Mito Foundation is eager for more pharmaceutical companies to see Australia as a viable location to conduct clinical trials. For Australia to be a candidate for clinical trials, infrastructure must be in place. This may include venues and staff to run the trial, internet resources and bio-banking facilities.

Mito Foundation Clinical Trial Support Grants are up to $75,000 per year for three years.

Funding Round

Open: 07/02/2022

Close: 18/03/2022

Research into mitochondria and genetics only began to take shape during the 1990s, which makes this a very exciting time to be a mito researcher. Many funding bodies require the researcher to have a significant track record of investigation and the research project to have some initial evidence. It is, therefore, difficult to establish some areas of study due to the fact that mitochondrial medicine is a relatively new field.

Mito Foundation Incubator Grants bridge this gap by facilitating preliminary investigation and enabling the researcher to reach a point where they are then eligible to apply to external/independent bodies for funding to complete their research.

Mito Foundation Incubator Grants are up to $25,000 awarded for projects up to 12 months in duration.

Funding Rounds

January
Close: 21/01/2022

July
Close: 15/07/2022

April
Close: 19/04/2022

October
Close: 21/10/2022

Mito Foundation PhD Top-up Scholarships attract Australia’s best young scientists to the field of mito. By encouraging scientists at the beginning of their career, the goal is that they will continue their careers in mito research.

The Mito Foundation PhD Top-up Scholarships “top-up” researcher’s existing NHMRC, ARC or similar scholarship for up to three years. Mito Foundation PhD Top-up Scholarships comprise two components:

1) a top-up amount of up to $3,000 per year.
2) a travel allowance of up to $3,000 per year.

Funding Rounds

January
Close: 21/01/2022

July
Close: 15/07/2022

April
Close: 19/04/2022

October
Close: 21/10/2022

One of the Mito Foundation’s key goals is to boost mito research. In some instances, this research may not fit neatly into one of our prescribed research funding opportunities. The Mito Foundation will consider all applications for funding to support the highest quality research in the field of mito.

Mito Foundation Research Equipment Grants are available to researchers who are unable to access certain pieces of equipment that are vital or would greatly advance their work.

There are two types of grants on offer:

Mito Foundation Research Equipment Grants

Up to $50,000 to supplement the funding provided by the laboratory or other funding sources for the purchase of the equipment.

Funding Rounds

January
Close: 21/01/2022

July
Close: 15/07/2022

April
Close: 19/04/2022

October
Close: 21/10/2022

Mito Foundation Large Research Equipment Grants

Amounts above $50,000 and up to $300,000 to supplement the funding provided by the laboratory or other funding sources for the purchase of the equipment.

Funding Round

The Mito Foundation Large Research Equipment Grant will not be offered in 2022. If applicable, please submit an application for a Mito Foundation Research Equipment Grant.

Mito Foundation Research Fellowships support early career researchers to develop a track record in mito research.

Mito Foundation Research Fellowships are charitable grants of up to $100,000 per year for two years, offered to support a researcher’s salary during their work on mitochondrial disorders.

Funding Round

Dates for the Mito Foundation Major Grant Round will be released in early 2022.

The aim of Mito Foundation Translational Research Grants is to rapidly transform research discoveries into clinical practice. The Mito Foundation funds exceptional researchers who have the capability to turn around ground breaking research and start to make inroads into treatments.

Mito Foundation Translational Research Grants are up to $150,000 per year for two years.

Funding Round

Open: 07/02/2022

Close: 18/03/2022

The Mito Foundation engages in partnerships with other funding bodies in order to fund ground breaking research and medical projects.

Mito Foundation Partnership Grants enable highly experienced national and international researchers and medical professionals to carry out initiatives that will effectively either improve clinical care for mito patients, increase the rate of diagnosis or develop treatments, prevention strategies and cures for mitochondrial disorders.

Mito Foundation Clinical Fellowships aim to provide clinicians in Australia with the opportunity to develop specialty skills allowing them to provide the best possible care for mito patients in Australia.

The fellowship offers support for clinicians during their work on mitochondrial disorders in the form of a salary of $125,000 per year, as well as support for research on top of clinical training.