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Applications are now open for the MNDRIA 2017 funding round for research grants commencing in 2018. Funding decisions will be made by the MNDRIA Research Committee at a Grants Allocation Meeting on 9 November 2017.

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 forms of MND with a clear potential for effective treatments. It aims to support research commencing in the calendar year 2018.

*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 2017, 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
Applications closed on Friday 25 August 2017, 6:00 pm AEST

Download application forms

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 2018. 

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
Applications closed on Friday 25 August 2017, 6:00 pm AEST

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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
Applications closed on Friday 25 August 2017, 6:00 pm AEST


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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 7 June 2017


MNDRIA PhD Scholarship Top-up Grant (2017 –2020)






 

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 2017 or students who have applied to a University for a PhD scholarship to commence in 2018. 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
January 2018

Susie Harris Travel Fellowship

This Fellowship provides funds for attendance at the 2018 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
January 2018

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