Mito Foundation’s Incubator Grants support innovative research efforts with the potential to make a positive impact on the mito community. This funding mechanism aims to facilitate high-quality preliminary studies to enable the researcher to generate sufficient data to secure external funding to continue their research.

Funding information

Mito Foundation’s Incubator Grants are charitable grants of up to A$25,000 for a period of up to 12 months. Funding cannot be used to cover on-costs, infrastructure, or other indirect costs. We encourage applications with co-funding from another organisation, although this is not a requirement for this funding mechanism.

Mito Foundation reserves the right not to award Incubator Grant funding in any given year.

Important dates

Grant applications open: 6 August 2024

Grant applications close: 16 September 2024

Outcomes announcement: Late November 2024

Project start date: January – May 2025

  1. Research must be focussed on primary mitochondrial disease
  2. Proposals addressing innovative research efforts will be considered. Funding is not available for well-established research programs under this funding mechanism
  3. Australian and overseas applications are welcome
Selection process
Funding guidelines
Previous recipients

How to apply

To apply for the Mito Foundation Incubator Grant please prepare:

  • Mito Foundation Incubator Grant Application Form
  • Applicant CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • Co-investigator(s) and group leader CVs (maximum 2 pages; if relevant)
  • Please confirm your reporting requirements from previous Mito Foundation funding are up to date (if applicable)

Compile all documents in 1 PDF document and email to

Application form

This grant round will open 6 August 2024.

Report templates

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


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