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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

A functional characterisation of the mitochondrial disease-associated ATAD3 gene cluster

PhD Top-up Scholarships

$18,000 AUD

10/04/2020 → 24/02/2023

Like clockwork, mitochondria –the powerhouse of the cell– rely on a vast range of turning cogs and wheels –or in…

Functionalisation of mitochondrial Complex I accessory subunits in health and disease

PhD Top-up Scholarships

$12,250 AUD

28/02/2016 → 28/02/2019

Mitochondrial complex I is the largest of the five enzymes which combine to perform oxidative phosphorylation, the primary source of…

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…

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…

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: 14/12/2020
Close: 18/01/2021

July
Open: 14/06/2021
Close: 16/07/2021

April
Open: 22/03/2021
Close: 16/04/2021

October
Open: 13/09/2021
Close: 15/10/2021

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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