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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

Investigating cell type specific mitochondrial protein import in health and disease

$11,250 AUD

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…

Functionalisation of mitochondrial Complex I accessory subunits in health and disease

$12,250 AUD

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…

Impaired gene expression causes mitochondrial disease

$10,500 AUD

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…

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…

Neuropathogenic mechanisms of mitochondrial dysfunction

$45,000 AUD

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

January
Open: 14/12/2020
Close: 18/01/2021

July
Open: 14/06/2021
Close: 16/07/2021

April
Open: 22/03/2021
Close: 16/04/2021

October
Open: 13/09/2021
Close: 15/10/2021

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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