The aim of the Mito Foundation Translational Research Grant is to rapidly transform research discoveries into clinical practice. The Mito Foundation funds exceptional researchers who have the capability to turn around ground breaking research and start to make inroads into treatments.

Mito Foundation Translational Research Grants are charitable grants of up to A$100,000 per year for two years, offered to researchers to assist with their work on mitochondrial disorders.

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 Translational Research Grants

Functional Genomics in Gene Discovery and Clinical Practice

$287,469 AUD

01/09/2018 → 30/08/2020

Researcher: Professor David Thorburn

This project will focus on improving translation of genomics into optimal clinical practice by addressing the following issues: Improved genomic…

Evaluating the cost-effectiveness of whole genome sequencing for the diagnosis of mitochondrial disease

$150,000 AUD

20/06/2018 → 20/06/2020

Researcher: Dr Deborah Schofield

It is anticipated that this research will increase accessibility to early intervention, and completely transform the way mito is treated.…

Long-read DNA sequencing: Utilizing emerging genomic technologies to improve genetic diagnoses of mitochondrial disease

$147,487 AUD

01/09/2019 → 31/08/2021

Researcher: Dr Ann E. Frazier

During the last decade, a revolution in the techniques used to sequence and analyse our DNA has seen dramatic improvements…