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MND Research Institute of Australia grant applications for the 2019 funding round are now open for new grants commencing in 2020. Applications close at 6.00pm AEST on Friday 30 August 2019.

List of grant recipients for 2019 grants. 

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 2020

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 2-year 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 2020.

*Mid-career researcher for the purpose of this grant is defined as a person with a PhD or equivalent research doctorate who, at 30 June 2019, has at least five years but no more than 12 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 over two years

Deadline
Friday 30 August 2019

Application downloads
(updated 31/07/19)


Postdoctoral research fellowships (2020 – 2022)
 

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
Friday 30 August 2019

Application downloads
(updated 31/07/19)


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 2020. 

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
Friday 30 August 2019

Application downloads
(updated 31/07/19)


Jenny and Graham Lang Travel Grants 2019

Awarded to support travel and associated costs to attend the 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND in Perth on December 4-6 2019.

Final year PhD students and early postdoctoral fellows will be considered favourably.

Applicants who have submitted a Symposium presentation abstract will be considered favourably.

 

Applicants
Researchers with an interest in MND research and no more than 10 years postdoctoral research experience. 
Applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent resident status. 

Grant
$1,500 will be awarded to support costs of Symposium attendance. 

Deadline
Applications closed

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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 2020. 

Deadline
31 January 2020

Application downloads
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