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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

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…

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…

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…

The spatiotemporal characterisation of signalling pathways in mammalian mitophagy

PhD Top-up Scholarships

$6,912 AUD

28/05/2014 → 14/04/2015

Ben’s project aims to characterise the physiological relationship between form and function in mitophagy. Mitophagy is a quality control process,…

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…

Funding Round and Applications

Quarterly Funding Round Dates

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

July
Open: dates tbc
Close: dates tbc

April
Open: dates tbc
Close: dates tbc

October
Open: dates tbc
Close: dates tbc

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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