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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

Funding Round, Applications and Report Templates

Quarterly Funding Round Dates

January
Close: 21/01/2022

July
Close: 15/07/2022

April
Close: 19/04/2022

October
Close: 14/10/2022

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.

Report Templates

If you are a Mito Foundation grant recipient, please use one of the following report templates and email the completed report to grants@mito.org.au.

Funded PhD Top-up Scholarships

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…

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…

Gene Discovery and Functional Studies of the Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain Disorders

$103,527 AUD

12/04/2010 → 01/02/2015

Scholar: Minal Menezes

Mitochondrial respiratory chain (RC) disorders are among the most common inborn errors of metabolism with an estimated incidence of 1…

The spatiotemporal characterisation of signalling pathways in mammalian mitophagy

$6,912 AUD

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,…

Identification of novel pathogenic mutations in genes causing inborn errors of metabolism

$9,357 AUD

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…


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