Mito Foundation Incubator Grants

Mito Foundation Incubator Grants

Research into mitochondria and genetics only began to take shape during the 1990s, which makes this a very exciting time to be a mitochondrial disease (mito) researcher. Many funding bodies require the researcher to have a significant track record of investigation. The Mito Foundation understands that it can be difficult to establish some areas of study, due to the fact mitochondrial medicine is a relatively new field.

Funds from the Mito Foundation bridge this gap by facilitating preliminary investigation and enabling the researcher to reach a point where they are then eligible to apply to external/independent bodies for funding to complete their research.

The Mito Foundation offers grants to be awarded for up to 12 months to the amount of $25,000.

Funding Round

Applications are welcome throughout the year and will be reviewed on the following dates:

  • 4 April 2019
  • 5 July 2019
  • 10 October 2019

Your Donations at Work

The Mito Foundation has funded work in the following areas:

Dr Kate Ahmad – Drug Treatment in Patients with OPA1 Related Dominant Optic Atrophy Plus

Dr Carolyn Bursle – 30 Years of Paediatric Mitochondrial Disease in Australia

Dr Ryan DavisFGF-21 in mitochondrial disease diagnosis and pathophysiology

Dr Anthony Dona – Global Metabolic Profiling of Mitochondrial Diseases: A novel metabolomics approach to diagnose and differentiate between mitochondrial diseases using human serum and urine

Dr Bi-xia KeTreatment trials in the Ndufs6gt/gt mouse model of mitochondrial Complex I deficiency

Dr Matthew McKenzieGeneration of new mouse models of mitochondrial DNA disease

Vijay RajagopalCould Stem Cell-Derived Tissue Cultures Replace Animal Models for Drug Screening in Primary Mitochondrial Disease?

Professor Mike Ryan – A drug screening approach to rescue OXPHOS defective cells

Dr David Stroud – Molecular diagnosis of human mitochondrial disease through proteomic approaches

Professor Justin St JohnPreventing the transmission of mutant mitochondrial DNA

Dr Raymond Wong – Genome-wide expression analysis of human induced pluripotent stem cell model of Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

A/Prof Yvonne Zuryinski – Families living with rare chronic disease: health related out-of-pocket expenses

For More Information and How to Apply

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.