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, fellowships and PhD scholarships commencing in 2017. Applications for Grants-in-aid and fellowships will close on Friday, 26 August 2016. Applications for MNDRIA/NHMRC co-funded PhD scholarships close on Wednesday, 29 June 2016. Applications for a PhD top-up grant close on Friday, 27 January 2017.

For more information on applying for MNDRIA grants-in-aid, fellowships and PhD scholarships, 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.

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

Past Meetings

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



The 27th International Symposium on ALS/MND will be held at the Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland from 7–9 December 2016. Visit the MND Association website to register. Abstract submissions have now closed.

The Allied Professionals Forum will be held from 4–6 December in Dublin. For information and to register visit the MND Association website. Abstract submissions have now closed.