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
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…
28/05/2014 → 14/04/2015
Scholar: Benjamin Padman
Ben’s project aims to characterise the physiological relationship between form and function in mitophagy. Mitophagy is a quality control process,…
01/08/2018 → 01/08/2021
Scholar: Thomas Daniel Jackson
The mitochondrion is the cell’s power plant, where sugars from the food we eat are converted into energy that our…
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…
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.