The Mito Foundation has again chosen World Mitochondrial Disease Week (13 - 19 September) as a time to recognise outstanding contributions to mitochondrial research. Submissions may be entered by researchers who have conducted exemplary work in mitochondrial medicine. Nominations submitted by research peers will also be accepted.

The researcher must meet the following requirements to be eligible:

  1. The researcher must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident
  2. Research must be related to primary mitochondrial disease
  3. Research must have a publication date in the period of 1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020.
  4. Research should be part of an issue of an online or print journal in that time range i.e. dates for an Epub of print are not suitable.
  5. The researcher must be either first or last author listed on that publication

Submissions will be assessed on:

  1. Scientific merit/innovation
  2. Soundness of methodology
  3. Whether the project will make a contribution to the mito community
  4. Whether the project will make a contribution to the field of mitochondrial research

Please submit the relevant publication in PDF format, an abstract, and details on how the research is relevant to mitochondrial disease. Awards will be presented for both clinical and laboratory research.

Award winners will be presented with a $500 scholarship to allow the researcher to attend a relevant scientific conference.

Nominations are open until Friday 28 August 2020. The announcement of the award winners will take place during World Mitochondrial Disease Week.