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AMDF Research Fellowships

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MicroscopeAMDF Research Fellowships

 AMDF Research Fellowships support early career researchers to develop a track record in mitochondrial disease research.

AMDF Research Fellowships are charitable grants of $100,000 per year for two years, offered to researchers to assist with their work on mitochondrial disorders.

Researchers should be available to make periodic contact with AMDF staff and be able to participate in fundraising and educational events as requested by the Foundation.

Applications will be evaluated by the AMDF grant application review based on the following conditions. If the panel approves of the research, the application will be forwarded to the AMDF Board for final approval.

Funding Round
Open: 1 January 2018
Close: 23 March 2018

Projects must meet the following to be eligible:

  • Research must be focused on primary mitochondrial disease
  • All application information must be submitted
  • Applicant must be going to be based at an Australian institute
  • Applicant must be less than 12 years (as at 31 March in the year of application) from the date that their PhD thesis was passed, unless career disruptions exist. If these are justified, then the duration post-PhD may be used to justify an extension of up to a maximum of 15 years post-PhD.


Projects will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Contribution to diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mito and direct patient benefit
  • Research vision, scientific merit/innovation, cf achieving outcomes
  • Track record of applicant
  • Quality of research environment
  • Budget details (reasonable, justified and potential value of investment to AMDF)

 How to Apply



Send your Application Form to the AMDF Grants Officer via

Please call (02) 8033 4113 for more information.

Download research fellowship application form