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Applications for MND Research Institute of Australia grants in the 2018 funding round for research grants commencing in 2019 have now closed.  Applications for the Betty Laidlaw Prize 2019, postdoctoral fellowships and innovator grants will be reviewed by the MNDRIA Research Committee.

Funding decisions will be made when the Committee meets at the annual Grants Allocation Meeting on 8 November 2018.

Applications for PhD top-up grants will close 31 January 2019.

List of all grants offered for 2019

List of grant recipients for 2018 grants.

MNDRIA research grants are listed on the Australian Competitive Grants Register. This enables universities receiving grants from MNDRIA to receive additional funds from the Australian Government Research Block Grants which contribute to infrastructure costs associated with the funded research projects. All MNDRIA research grants (except travel grants and student scholarships) are eligible.
 

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The Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize 2019

The Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize aims to reward an outstanding *mid-career researcher with a demonstrated background of excellence in neuroscience research.

The Prize is for an innovative 12-month project to advance the understanding of **classical MND with a clear potential for effective treatments. It aims to support research commencing in the calendar year 2019.

*Mid-career researcher for the purpose of this grant is defined as a person with a PhD or equivalent research doctorate who, at 31 August 2018, has at least five years but no more than 10 years postdoctoral research experience from the date their doctoral thesis was passed.

**Classical MND includes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) & bulbar palsies (progressive bulbar palsy and pseudobulbar palsy), progressive muscular atrophy (PMA) and primary lateral sclerosis (PLS).

Definition of forms of MND supported by MNDRIA

Applicants
Mid-career neuroscience researchers working in Australia. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status.

Grant
Up to $250,000 for one year

Deadline
Closed Friday 31 August 2018

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Postdoctoral research fellowships (2019 – 2021)
 

Postdoctoral research fellowships available this year:
  • Bill Gole MND Postdoctoral Fellowship 
  • Beryl Bayley MND Postdoctoral Fellowship

The three-year Fellowships aim to encourage young researchers to focus their interest on ALS/MND.

Definition of forms of MND supported by MNDRIA
 

Applicants
Postdoctoral scientists with a track record in areas of neuroscience related to MND and no more than three years postdoctoral research experience. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status.

Grant
Salary for a full-time research fellow will be funded at $100,000 p.a. for a period of up to three years.

Deadline
Closed Friday 31 August 2018

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Innovator Grants (formerly grants-in-aid)

Funding for research that is innovative and has a clear relationship to the causes, treatments or cures of MND or the support of people living with MND. 
 
Innovator Grants support research for one year commencing in the calendar year 2019. 

See the list of named Innovator Grants available this year.

Definition of forms of MND supported by MNDRIA

Applicants
MND researchers working in Australia in applied research or fields relevant to the cause, treatment or cure of MND. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status.
 
Grant
Up to $100,000 for one year

Deadline
Closed Friday 31 August 2018

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Jenny and Graham Lang Collaboration Travel Grant 2018

Awarded to support travel and associated costs for postdoctoral fellows to investigate and establish a collaborative project with ALS/MND
researchers.

This grant can be used to fund an independent project or can be combined with an innovator grant project or a postdoctoral fellowship project.

Applicants
Postdoctoral fellows with no more than 10 years postdoctoral research experience. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status. 

Grant
Up to $15,000 may be awarded. 

Deadline
Closed Friday 31 August 2018

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PhD Top-up Grant The PhD Scholarship Top-up Grant is awarded as an incentive to an outstanding PhD student. The grant will provide a $5,000 per annum stipend for a PhD candidate. Applicants
PhD students who have been awarded a full PhD scholarship for biomedical or public health research in motor neurone disease. The applicant must be an Australian citizen or Australian resident. The applicant has not received PhD top-up funding from other sources.

Grant
Up to 3 years.
Commencing from January 2019. 

Deadline
Applications close 31 January 2019

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NHMRC/MNDRIA Co-funded Postgraduate Scholarship top-up Postgraduate Scholarship co-funded with NHMRC for biomedical or public health research in MND.  Applicants        
Students seeking to attain a PhD. Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status. 

Deadline
Applications closed on 13 June 2018.

More infomation
Go to the NHMRC website
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