Research into mitochondria and genetics only began to take shape during the 1990s, which makes this a very exciting time to be a mitochondrial disease (mito) researcher. Many funding bodies require the researcher to have a significant track record of investigation. The Mito Foundation understands that it can be difficult to establish some areas of study, due to the fact mitochondrial medicine is a relatively new field.
Funds from the Mito Foundation 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.
The Mito Foundation offers grants to be awarded for up to 12 months to the amount of $25,000.
Applications are welcome throughout the year and will be reviewed on the following dates:
- 4 April 2019
- 5 July 2019
- 10 October 2019
Your Donations at Work
The Mito Foundation has funded work in the following areas:
Dr Carolyn Bursle – 30 Years of Paediatric Mitochondrial Disease in Australia
Dr Ryan Davis – FGF-21 in mitochondrial disease diagnosis and pathophysiology
Dr Matthew McKenzie – Generation of new mouse models of mitochondrial DNA disease
Professor Mike Ryan – A drug screening approach to rescue OXPHOS defective cells
Professor Justin St John – Preventing the transmission of mutant mitochondrial DNA
A/Prof Yvonne Zuryinski – Families living with rare chronic disease: health related out-of-pocket expenses
For More Information and How to Apply
Click below to download our information and application form.
To apply, complete the form and send it to the Mito Foundation Grants Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please call (02) 8033 4113 if you have any queries.