Monday, 25 January 2016

GRANT ALERT - Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation's Grants & Scholarships

Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation's (AMDF) research funding is focussed on understanding the biology of primary disorders of the mitochondria and improving their diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.
The foundation currently offers the following funding opportunities:
· AMDF PhD Top-up Scholarships
o   AMDF support students by providing a flexible scholarship program. Recipients of these scholarships can, and do, investigate a range of different areas, but they all have one ultimate goal – to be part of the solution in finding a cure and effective treatment for mitochondrial disease. AMDF PhD scholarships “top-up” researcher’s existing NHMRC, ARC or similar scholarship.
· AMDF Incubator Grants
o   AMDF Incubator Grants facilitate preliminary investigation and enable the researcher to reach a point where they are then eligible to apply to external/independent bodies for funding to complete their research. AMDF Incubator Grants up to $25,000 are awarded for projects up to 12 months duration.
· AMDF Research Equipment Grants
o   Research equipment grants are available to researchers who are unable to access certain pieces of equipment that are vital, or would greatly advance their work. AMDF Research Equipment Grants up to $50,000 aim to supplement the funding provided by the laboratory or other funding sources for the purchase of the equipment.
· AMDF Translational Research Grants
o   The aim of the AMDF Translational Research Grants is to rapidly transform research discoveries into clinical practice. AMDF fund exceptional researchers who have the capability to turn around ground breaking research and start to make inroads into treatments. AMDF Translational Research Grants are up to $150,000 per year for two years
· AMDF Clinical Trial Infrastructure Grants
o   Clinical trials in mitochondrial disease are almost non-existent in Australia. AMDF is eager for more pharmaceutical companies to see Australia as a viable location to conduct clinical trials. For Australia to be a candidate for clinical trials, infrastructure must be in place. This infrastructure can include venues and staff to run the trial, Internet resources, and bio-banking facilities. AMDF Clinical Trial Infrastructure Grants are up to $75,000 per year for three years.
· AMDF Project Grants
o   One of AMDF’s key goals is to boost research into mitochondrial disease. In some instances this research may not fit neatly into one of the prescribed AMDF research funding opportunities. AMDF will consider all applications for funding to support the highest quality research in the field of mitochondrial disease.
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For more information, please contact the AMDF on (02) 8033 4113 or email Rebecca Davis at

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