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In the 2015 funding round, $5.07 million was awarded by MNDRIA to 36 new MND research grants commencing in 2016. Awards to successful applicants were determined by the MND Research Committee.

Applications for grants for new research commencing in 2017 are now open.

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 2017.

*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 2016, 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). 

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
Friday 30 September 2016

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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. 

Grants support research commencing in the calendar year 2017. 

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
Friday 26 August 2016

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 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (2017 – 2019)
 

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

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
Friday 26 August 2016

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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 should refer to the NHMRC website for application requirements.

Deadline
Applications closed Wednesday 29 June 2016

MNDRIA PhD Scholarship Top-up Grant (2017 - 2019)






 

This grant is an incentive for an outstanding student with a top-up for the PhD stipend provided by their University.  The 3-year PhD top-up grant will be offered for a student who has been awarded a University PhD scholarship for biomedical or public health research in MND.

Applicants
PhD students who have commenced their PhD in 2016 or students who have applied to a University for a PhD scholarship to commence in 2017. Applicants must have Australian permanent residency or be Australian citizens.

Grant
$5,000 per annum stipend for the PhD candidate and $5,000 per annum project costs for the Principal Supervisor.

Deadline
Friday 27 January 2017

Susie Harris Travel Fellowship

This Fellowship provides funds for attendance at the 2017 International Symposium on ALS/MND, in addition to visiting a laboratory, hospital or care centre for training in new techniques, knowledge or conduct of collaborative research valuable for motor neurone disease. 

Applicants
MND researchers  who have Australian permanent residency or Australian citizenship may apply.

Grant
Up to $10,000

Deadline
Friday 27 January 2017

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