Mito Foundation Research Fellowships support early career researchers to develop a track record in mitochondrial disease (mito) research.

Mito Foundation Research Fellowships are charitable grants of up to A$100,000 per year for two years, offered to support a researcher’s salary during their work on mitochondrial disorders.

Researchers should be available to make periodic contact with Mito Foundation staff and be able to participate in fundraising and educational events as requested by the Mito Foundation.

Funding Round, Applications and Report Templates

Funding Round

The next funding round opens in 2024.

Application Eligibility

1. Research must be focused on primary mitochondrial disease.
2. All application information must be submitted.


Click below to download our information and application form.

To apply, complete the form and send it to the Mito Foundation Grants Officer via

Please call (02) 8033 4113 if you have any queries.

Report Templates

Please contact if you require additional information regarding your existing grant reporting requirements.

Funded Research Fellowships

Identifying pathogenic and protective pathways from blindness in a human retinal model of Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy

$200,000 AUD

01/01/2020 → 31/12/2021

Researcher: Dr Isabel Lopez Sanchez

Mitochondria generate most of the energy required by cells. The human retina is one of the most energy-demanding tissues in…

Dysfunction in mitochondrial protein import and mitochondrial disease

$200,000 AUD

01/01/2019 →

Researcher: Dr Diana Stojanovski

Future development of treatments will, it is hoped, stem from this important research. The project aims to improve our understanding…