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” researchers' existing National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australian Research Council (ARC) or similar scholarships. Mito Foundation PhD Top-up Scholarships are comprised of two components:
- a top-up stipend amount of A$5,000 per year
- a total travel allowance amount of A$5,000
Funding Round, Applications and Report Templates
We are transitioning our Quarterly Grant Round to a Bi-annual Grant Round. This means application rounds for this grant will open twice a year. The next funding round for these grants will now open in February 2024.
1. Research must be focused on primary mitochondrial disease.
2. All application information must be submitted.
We are currently updating the application form for this grant. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
Funded PhD Top-up Scholarships
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
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…