Mito Foundation Translational Research Grants support exceptional researchers who have the capability to rapidly transform research discoveries into clinical practice. This funding opportunity seeks to support high-quality pre-clinical and clinical studies with clear translational potential to advance therapies through later-stage clinical testing, regulatory review, and commercialisation.

Funding information

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

Mito Foundation reserves the right not to award Translational Research Grant funding in any given year.

Important dates

The next grant round will open in 2025.

  • Research must be focussed on primary mitochondrial disease.
  • Pre-clinical and clinical studies with strong preliminary data and clear translational potential will be considered. Fundamental research studies focussed on understanding disease mechanisms are not eligible for this funding opportunity.
  • Australian and overseas applications are welcome.
Funding guidelines
Selection process
Previous recipients

How to apply

To apply for the Mito Foundation Translational Research Grant please prepare:

  • Mito Foundation Translational Research Grant Application Form
  • Applicant CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • Co-applicant (optional) and group leader CV (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

The next grant round will open in 2025.

Report templates

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


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