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.
Funded Incubator Grants
01/01/2015 → 01/04/2016
Dr Wong received funding from the Mito Foundation to research a treatment for Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), one of…
01/11/2015 → 01/12/2016
Professor Mike Ryan is leading a project to discover compounds that can treat mitochondrial disease (mito). He is the head…
16/07/2014 → 15/07/2015
Dr Ke has completed five years of post-doctoral training, and has published nine peer-reviewed journal articles. Her research focuses on…
18/02/2019 → 18/02/2020
Dr Bursle’s research will provide an overview of mitochondrial diseases in children over the past 30 years in Australia. This…
01/01/2015 → 31/12/2015
A/Prof Zuryinski is currently the deputy director of the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU), located at Westmead Children’s Hospital. She…
01/03/2015 → 01/03/2016
Genes are the molecular blueprint for our bodies. Genes code for proteins, which are the building blocks for muscle, tissue,…
01/04/2014 → 31/08/2015
Dr McKenzie is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at Monash Institute of Medical Research-Prince Henry’s Institute in Melbourne, Victoria.…
25/07/2014 → 01/08/2015
Dr Ryan Davis is investigating new diagnostic tools for mitochondrial disease (mito.). Dr Davis is a New South Wales Health…
01/10/2018 → 01/09/2019
Mitochondrial disease patients present a wide range of symptoms and across different organ systems that make it difficult to diagnose…
01/04/2014 → 31/01/2016
Professor St John’s previous research has produced groundbreaking results in the field of mitochondrial DNA and development. He has extensively…
Funding Round and Applications
Quarterly Funding Round Dates
1. Research must be focused on primary mitochondrial disease.
2. All application information must be submitted.
Click below to download our information and application form.
To apply, complete the form and send it to the Mito Foundation Grants Officer via email@example.com.
Please call (02) 8033 4113 if you have any queries.