Research Grants & Meetings

MND Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA) funds more MND research projects than any other organisation in Australia. These projects are in areas as diverse as genetics, cell biology, translational research and social research.


Applications are now open for grants-in-aid and fellowships commencing in 2017 and will close on Friday 26 August 2016.

For more information on applying for MNDRIA grants-in-aid and fellowships, visit Apply for a grant.

For current and previously funded research projects, please visit Research we fund



The MND Australia Research Meeting 2016 will be held at The University of Queensland on 21-22 October. Details will be available later in the year.

The meeting provides an opportunity for recipients of MNDRIA grants in 2016 to report on outcomes of their funded project to other MND researchers and the wider MND community.

The MND Australia Research Meeting 2015 was held in Sydney on the 22–23 November. Download the program.

Click here to learn more about MND Australia's annual Research Meetings.


The 27th International Symposium on ALS/MND will be held at the Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland from 7–9 December 2016 > more. Abstract submissions close 27 May 2016.

Abstracts open on 1 April 2016 for the Allied Professionals Forum on 6 December in Dublin. For information and to register > more.