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Motor Neurone Disease Australia is the national voice representing all Australians who share the vision of a world without MND.

Drawing on 35 years of experience, MND Australia works with a national network of State MND Associations to advocate, educate and raise awareness. Our goal is to empower Australians impacted by MND to live better for longer.

Until there is a cure, MND Australia’s research arm, the MND Research Institute of Australia, will promote and fund the best research with the greatest chance of making MND treatable.


9/12/2019 - 
The MNDRIA PhD Scholarship Top-up Grant is awarded as an incentive to an outstanding PhD student. The grant will provide a $5,000 per annum stipend for a PhD candidate, for a maximum of three years and commencing in 2020.

Applications will be accepted from PhD students who have been awarded a full PhD scholarship for biomedical or public health research in motor neurone disease. The applicant must be an Australian citizen or Australian resident. The applicant has not received PhD top-up funding from other sources.

Click here to read more information about the top-up grants. 

Applications close on January 31, 2020. 
29/11/2019 - 
The 30th International Symposium on ALS/MND and affiliated meetings begins in Perth next week. Over 1,000 world-leading researchers and health professionals, as well as people living with MND and the wider MND community, will meet to discuss the latest developments in MND research and care. All share a common goal to move us closer to finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure.

This is the first time this international event has been held in Australia since 2011 and is co-hosted by MND Australia and MND Western Australia.

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What is MND?

Motor neurone disease (MND) is known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in many parts of the world. MND is the name given to a group of diseases in which the nerve cells controlling the voluntary muscles undergo degeneration and die....  read more


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