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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

Developing functional systems biology approaches to complement diagnosis of mitochondrial disease

$15,750 AUD

22/02/2019 → 16/04/2021

Scholar: Daniella Hock

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

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…

Investigating cell type specific mitochondrial protein import in health and disease

$11,250 AUD

13/04/2020 → 14/01/2022

Scholar: Alexander Anderson

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

Pathogenesis Associated with Dysfunctional Mitochondrial Protein Import

$18,000 AUD

08/01/2018 → 08/01/2021

Scholar: Thomas Jackson

Understanding how mitochondria work is the key to finding treatments and cures for the many types of mitochondrial diseases (mito).…

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

$18,000 AUD

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…


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