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In the 2016 funding round, $3.75 million was awarded by MNDRIA to 32 new MND research grants commencing in 2017. Two new grants were awarded in addition to two 3-year fellowships and 29 grants-in-aid: the Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize for an outstanding mid-career researcher and the Charcot Grant, to be awarded annually for the highest ranking grant-in-aid.

Awards to successful applicants were determined by the MND Research Committee. For details of the grants awards process > more.

MNDRIA research grants are listed on the Australian Competitive Grants Register. This enables universities receiving grants from MNDRIA to receive additional funds from the Australian Government Research Block Grants which contribute to infrastructure costs associated with the funded research projects. All MNDRIA research grants (except travel grants and student scholarships) are eligible.
 

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The Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize

The Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize aims to reward an outstanding mid-career researcher with a demonstrated background of excellence in neuroscience research.

The Prize is for an innovative 12-month project to advance the understanding of classical** MND with a clear potential for effective treatments. It aims to support research commencing in the calendar year 2018.

*Mid-career researcher for the purpose of this grant is defined as a person with a PhD or equivalent research doctorate who, at 30 September 2017, has at least five years but no more than 10 years postdoctoral research experience from the date their doctoral thesis was passed.

**Classical MND includes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) & bulbar palsies (progressive bulbar palsy and pseudobulbar palsy), progressive muscular atrophy (PMA) and primary lateral sclerosis (PLS). 

For definition of MND supported by MNDRIA > more.

Applicants
Mid-career neuroscience researchers working in Australia. Applicants must have Australian permanent residency or be Australian citizens.

Grant
Up to $250,000 for one year

Deadline
Applications close on Friday 25 August 2017

Application details to follow.

 



Grants-in-aid

Seed-funding for research that is innovative and has a clear relationship to the causes, treatments and cures of MND or the support of people living with MND. 
 
Named grants-in-aid available this year include:
Charles and Shirley Graham MND Research Grant
David Flett Memorial MND Research Grant
Jenny Barr Smith MND Research Grant
Peter Stearne Familial MND Research Grant

 
Grants-in-aid support research for one year commencing in the calendar year 2018. 
 
For definition of MND supported by MNDRIA > more.

 

Applicants
MND researchers working in Australia in applied research or fields relevant to the treatment or cure of MND. Applicants must have Australian permanent residency or be Australian citizens.
 
Grant
Up to $100,000 for one year
 
Deadline
Applications close on Friday 25 August 2017.
 
Application details to follow

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (2018 – 2020)
 

Bill Gole MND Postdoctoral Fellowship 

Beryl Bayley MND Postdoctoral Fellowship

The three-year Fellowships aim to encourage young researchers to focus their interest on ALS/MND.

For definition of MND supported by MNDRIA > more.

Applicants
Postdoctoral scientists with a track record in areas of neuroscience related to MND and no more than three years postdoctoral research experience. Applicants must have Australian permanent residency or be Australian citizens.

Grant
Salary for a full-time research fellow will be funded at $100,000 p.a. for a period of up to three years.

Deadline
Applications close on Friday 25 August 2017.

Application details to follow.

NHMRC/MNDRIA Co-funded Postgraduate Scholarship

Postgraduate Scholarship co-funded with NHMRC for biomedical or public health research in MND. 

Applicants
Students seeking to attain a PhD. Applicants must have Australian permanent residency or be Australian citizens. Go to the NHMRC website to apply.

Deadline
Applications close on Wednesday 7 June 2017.

 

   
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