AMDF Incubator Grants
AMDF 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 researcher. Many funding bodies require the researcher to have a significant track record of investigation. AMDF 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 AMDF 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.
AMDF offers grants to be awarded for up to 12 months to the amount of $25,000.
Applications are welcome throughout the year and have no cut-off date. The application process involves an initial Request to Submit which will be reviewed by the Chair of the AMDF Scientific and Medical Advisory Panel. If the Chair sees merit in the application, the researcher will be asked to submit a full application, to be reviewed by the full panel. If the application is successful, it is then reviewed by the AMDF Board of Directors. Upon review, the applicant will be contacted regarding the success of the submission.
Download more information about the criteria for grants and application process.
Your donations at work
AMDF has funded Incubator Grants in the following areas:
Professor Justin St John – Preventing the transmission of mutant mitochondrial DNA
Dr Matthew McKenzie – Generation of new mouse models of mitochondrial DNA disease
Dr Ryan Davis – FGF-21 in mitochondrial disease diagnosis and pathophysiology
A/Prof Yvonne Zuryinski – Families living with rare chronic disease: health related out-of-pocket expenses
Professor Mike Ryan – A drug screening approach to rescue OXPHOS defective cells
How to Apply
To apply for an AMDF Incubator Grant, please send your one-page Request to Submit Application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the Request to Submit is approved, please submit a full Application Form. Alternatively, please call (02) 8033 4113 for more information.
Read the grant application procedure here.