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 A$25,000.

Funding Round, Applications and Report Templates

Funding Rounds

We are transitioning our Quarterly Grant Round to a Bi-annual Grant Round. This means application rounds for this grant will open twice a year. The next funding round for these grants will now open in February 2024.

Application Eligibility

1. Research must be focused on primary mitochondrial disease.
2. All application information must be submitted.


We are currently updating the application form for this grant. Please contact if you have any questions.

Report Templates

Please contact if you require additional information regarding your existing grant reporting requirements.

Funded Incubator Grants