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 have closed for all funding for 2017.

More information on applying for funding for 2018 will be available mid-2017 at Apply for a grant.

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



The MND Australia Research Meeting 2016 was held at the Queensland Brain Institute on 21 October. Click here for more information. 

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

To learn more about MND Australia's annual research meetings click here.

MND Connect 2016

MND Connect was held at the Queensland Brain Institute on Saturday 22 October 2016. Click here for more information.

Past Meetings

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



The 28th International Symposium on ALS/MND will be held in Boston, USA, 8-10 December 2017. Visit the MND Association website for more information.

The 2016 annual international ALS/MND meetings were held at the Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland from 7–9 December 2016. For an overview of the meetings by MND Australia's CEO Carol Birks click here.