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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

PhD Top-up Scholarships

$11,250 AUD

13/04/2020 → 14/01/2022

Mitochondria are the structures that produce energy for our cells. They also detoxify waste, produce cellular building blocks and regulate…

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

PhD Top-up Scholarships

$15,750 AUD

08/03/2019 → 19/09/2021

Despite a number of treatments showing potential benefit, there are none currently certified for clinical use when it comes to…

Impaired gene expression causes mitochondrial disease

PhD Top-up Scholarships

$10,500 AUD

01/08/2014 → 01/02/2018

Did you know that our cells actually switch genes on and off at certain times, depending on input from their…

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…

Developing functional systems biology approaches to complement diagnosis of mitochondrial disease

PhD Top-up Scholarships

$15,750 AUD

22/02/2019 → 16/04/2021

Mitochondrial disease occurs when the mitochondria – the power plants of cells – fail to produce enough energy for cell…

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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