Supporting the best MND research

In every state of Australia, motor neurone disease (MND) researchers are intently focused on better understanding MND to improve the lives of all people impacted by this devastating disease. This critical mass of expertise would not exist without vital funding from the MND Research Institute of Australia (MNDRIA).  A record $2.17 million was allocated to 35 new research projects commencing in 2014.

Spectrum of projects supported by MNDRIA across Australia

Janet Nash – Executive Director ResearchWe believe that researchers will one day find a cure for MND. Until that day, we are steadfast in our commitment to supporting the very best MND research in Australia


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People who are not necessarily able to give during their lifetime certainly can make a difference with provision for research in their Will. 

Bequests account for 51 percent of all funds received by MNDRIA in 2013–14. One magnificent gift of $2.3 million will support the Beryl Bayley MND Postdoctoral Fellowship for many years to come.

Supporting the best MND research

During 2013–2014 MNDRIA was supported by several new significant fundraising campaigns: Kim Evans's "Devil 'n' Me Around Ozee"; the Commonwealth Bank Enterprise Services group's "Wake Up After Winter" and Patrick and Angie Cunningham's "Laugh to Cure MND". We were fortunate to receive continued support from the Roth Foundation, MonStar, the state MND Associations and other loyal contributors.

$2.17 million for MND research

MNDRIA funds more MND-related projects than any other organisation in Australia. Thanks to our donors, in 2014 a record $2.17 million was awarded to 35 top MND researchers from across the nation who are working on a broad spectrum of projects. We believe this multifaceted approach will give us the best chance of understanding the causes, finding effective treatments and discovering cures for MND.


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