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PhD Top-up Scholarships

The Mito Foundation offers PhD Top-up Scholarships in an attempt to attract Australia’s best young scientists to the field of mitochondrial disease (mito). By encouraging scientists at the beginning of their career, the goal is that they will make their careers in mito research.

The Mito Foundation supports students by providing a flexible scholarship program. Recipients of these scholarships may investigate a range of different areas and all have one ultimate goal – to be part of the solution in finding a cure and effective treatment for mito.

Mito Foundation PhD Top-up Scholarships “top-up” researcher’s existing National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australian Research Council (ARC) or similar scholarship. Mito Foundation PhD Top-up Scholarships comprise two components:

  • a top-up amount of $3,000 per year
  • a travel allowance of $3,000 per year

Funded PhD Top-up Scholarships

Identification of novel pathogenic mutations in genes causing inborn errors of metabolism

$9,357 AUD

27/08/2014 → 01/08/2016

Scholar: Michael Nafisinia

There are over 1,500 genes involved in the normal functioning of the mitochondria. So far, only about 250 genes have…

A functional characterisation of the mitochondrial disease-associated ATAD3 gene cluster

$18,000 AUD

10/04/2020 → 24/02/2023

Scholar: Linden Muellner-Wong

Like clockwork, mitochondria –the powerhouse of the cell– rely on a vast range of turning cogs and wheels –or in…

Gene Discovery and Functional Studies of the Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain Disorders

$103,527 AUD

12/04/2010 → 01/02/2015

Scholar: Minal Menezes

Mitochondrial respiratory chain (RC) disorders are among the most common inborn errors of metabolism with an estimated incidence of 1…

Developing functional systems biology approaches to complement diagnosis of mitochondrial disease

$15,750 AUD

22/02/2019 → 16/04/2021

Scholar: Daniella Hock

Mitochondrial disease occurs when the mitochondria – the power plants of cells – fail to produce enough energy for cell…

Differentiate human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) models of mitochondrial disease to a cardiomyocyte cell fate in order to facilitate preclinical treatment studies and investigation of the underlying cellular mechanisms of disease in a clinically relevant cell type

$15,750 AUD

08/03/2019 → 19/09/2021

Scholar: Cameron McKnight

Despite a number of treatments showing potential benefit, there are none currently certified for clinical use when it comes to…

Funding Round and Applications

Quarterly Funding Round Dates

January
Close: 21/01/2022

July
Close: 15/07/2022

April
Close: 19/04/2022

October
Close: 21/10/2022

Application Eligibility

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

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 grants@mito.org.au.

Please call (02) 8033 4113 if you have any queries.


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