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Motor Neurone Disease Australia
is the national voice representing state MND associations and people living with MND in Australia.  

MND Australia works in collaboration with the state MND associations to help Australians impacted by MND live better for longer. We provide trusted information and raise awareness to promote the best possible care and support. We play an authoritative role in shaping government policies to empower the MND community. Every research project financed by MND Australia has been scrutinised and endorsed by our committee of experts to ensure that our supporters’ donations fund only the best research.

We believe researchers will find a cure and one day the world will be free from MND.


14/07/2015 - 
The MNDRIA has announced that grant applications are open for MND research beginning next year. Researchers working in Australia in fields that are relevant to motor neurone disease (MND) are invited to apply for funding. Applications close 28 August 2015.

More grants than ever before are being offered, including:
  • Grants-in-aid
  • Cure for MND Collaboration Initiative 
  • Postdoctoral research fellowships
  • Travel grants
  • PhD top-up grant
The MNDRIA has also announced additional funds available for research grants this year made possible by the Cure for MND Foundation campaign, Big Freeze at the G. The Cure for MND Foundation and MNDRIA will work together to award $1.5 million to up to 10 new grants-in-aid and two special Cure for MND Collaboration Initiative grants to commence in 2016.

For application details and more information about these grants, please visit our Application Details page, or contact Janet Nash at research@mndaust.asn.au.
10/07/2015 - 
We are very pleased and excited to announce additional funds available for research grants this year made possible by the Cure for MND Foundation. The Foundation surpassed all expectations with spectacular success in raising awareness and funds to support motor neurone disease. Their Big Freeze at the G campaign in May and June was specifically targeted at raising funds to support MND research.

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