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
13/04/2020 → 14/01/2022
Scholar: Alexander Anderson
Mitochondria are the structures that produce energy for our cells. They also detoxify waste, produce cellular building blocks and regulate…
28/02/2016 → 28/02/2019
Scholar: Marris Dibley
Mitochondrial complex I is the largest of the five enzymes which combine to perform oxidative phosphorylation, the primary source of…
01/08/2014 → 01/02/2018
Scholar: Kara Perks
Did you know that our cells actually switch genes on and off at certain times, depending on input from their…
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…
01/07/2014 → 23/07/2017
Scholar: Sophia Frentz
Existing treatments for mitochondrial disease (mito) only alleviate symptoms rather than addressing their underlying cause. Scientists like Sophia Frentz are working…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please call (02) 8033 4113 if you have any queries.