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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

Neuropathogenic mechanisms of mitochondrial dysfunction

PhD Top-up Scholarships

$45,000 AUD

01/07/2014 → 23/07/2017

Existing treatments for mitochondrial disease (mito) only alleviate symptoms rather than addressing their underlying cause. Scientists like Sophia Frentz are working…

Determining the genetic basis of Leigh Syndrome

PhD Top-up Scholarships

$5,347 AUD

01/10/2013 → 01/10/2016

The most common childhood mitochondrial disease presentation is Leigh syndrome, which is a progressive neurodegenerative disease with an onset that…

Pathogenesis Associated with Dysfunctional Mitochondrial Protein Import

PhD Top-up Scholarships

$18,000 AUD

08/01/2018 → 08/01/2021

Understanding how mitochondria work is the key to finding treatments and cures for the many types of mitochondrial diseases (mito).…

Investigation of the pathogenic effects of mutations in the polymerase gamma gene

PhD Top-up Scholarships

$90,000 AUD

01/02/2010 → 01/02/2014

Mitochondrial dysfunction causes a range of early-onset neurological conditions and contributes to neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson Disease. The mechanisms…

Functionalism of mitochondrial Complex I accessory subunits

PhD Top-up Scholarships

$12,250 AUD

23/01/2017 → 28/02/2019

Marris Dibley is exploring what can go wrong inside the tiny machinery of the mitochondria. Marris is a PhD candidate…

Funding Round and Applications

Quarterly Funding Round Dates

January
Open: 16/12/2019
Close: 13/01/2020

July
Open: 15/06/2020
Close: 13/07/2020

April
Open: 16/03/2020
Close: 13/04/2020

October
Open: 14/09/2020
Close: 12/10/2020

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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