Research Grants & Meetings

The 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 closed for most grants in the MNDRIA 2017 funding round for research grants commencing in 2018.

Applications for travel grants and PhD top-up grants close 29th January 2018 - details.


The last annual MND Australia Research Meeting was held at the Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney, on Friday 10 November 2017.

MND Connect 2017

MND Connect 2017 took place at the Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney, on Saturday 11 November 2017.

Past Meetings

The 12th MND Australia Research Meeting 2016 was held at the Queensland Brain Institute on 21 October. Click here for more information. The meeting provided an opportunity for recipients of MNDRIA grants in 2016 to report on outcomes of their funded projects to other MND researchers and the wider MND community.

The 11th MND Australia Research Meeting 2015 was held in Sydney on the 22–23 November. Download the program.

To learn more about MND Australia's annual research meetings click here.

MND Connect 2016 was held at the Queensland Brain Institute on Saturday 22 October 2016. Click here for more information.


The 28th International Symposium on ALS/MND was held in Boston, USA, 8-10 December 2017. Visit the MND Association website for more information.

The 29th International Symposium on ALS/MND will be held in Glasgow, Scotland, 7-9 December 2018. 

The 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND will be held in Perth, Australia, 4 – 6 December 2019.

The 2016 annual international ALS/MND meetings were held at the Convention Centre, Dublin, Ireland from 7–9 December 2016. For an overview of the meetings by MND Australia's CEO Carol Birks click here.


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