Mito Foundation’s Targeted Research Call is a new funding opportunity that aims to support projects that will make a significant and sustainable contribution to improving health services for Australians living with mito. In 2024, this grant has a health services research focus. Funded projects should aim to improve health care, including the delivery, quality, efficiency, and equity of access to health services.

Proposals must respond to findings and recommendations of these previous projects:

Funding information

Mito Foundation will offer 1 or 2 charitable grants with budgets between A$100,000 – A$250,000 for a period of 12 – 24 months. We encourage applications with co-funding from another organisation. 

Mito Foundation reserves the right not to award Targeted Research Call funding in any given year.

Important dates

Grant applications open: 2 February 2024

Grant applications close: 15 March 2024

Outcomes announcement: Late May 2024

  • Project must be conducted in Australia.
  • Project must be substantially focussed on primary mitochondrial disease. If the project scope includes other related health conditions, the application must justify the reasons for this.
  • Funding is available for health service improvement and implementation science focussed projects. Clinical research projects are not eligible for this funding mechanism. This includes lab-based research, interventional and observational studies.
  • Requests to fund clinical service delivery must include evaluation components to support sustained service improvements.
Funding guidelines
Selection process

How to apply

To apply for the Mito Foundation Targeted Research Call Grant please prepare:

  • Completed Mito Foundation Application Form
  • Applicant CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • Co-investigator(s) (optional) and group leader CVs (maximum 2 pages)
  • Please confirm your reporting requirements from previous Mito Foundation funding are up to date (if applicable)

Compile all documents in 1 PDF document and email to

Application form

Report templates

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


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