United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Prizes Opening Soon

The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) is a U.S.-based voluntary, non-profit organisation founded in 1996. Its mission is to promote research and education for the diagnosis, treatment and cure of mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to affected individuals and families.

Within the framework of its Research Grants programme, UMDF annually provides funding for research focused on the development of treatments and cures for mitochondrial disease. The programme consists of three funding mechanisms:

Accelerator Prize (Postdoctoral Fellowship Prize) – $50,000 total over two years.

Young Investigator Prize – $100,000 total over a maximum of two years.

Principle Investigator Prize – $200,000 total over a maximum of three years.

Applicants may be based anywhere in the world and must meet the following criteria:

Accelerator Prize: eligible investigators must be within three years of receiving a MD, PhD or equivalent degree.

Young Investigator Prize: eligibility for this award will follow the NIH-guidelines for new or early stage investigators. A letter of institutional assurance will be required for those applicants transitioning from mentored career development to an independent research supervisory appointment.

Principle Investigator Prize: eligible applicants are independent faculty investigators at any stage of their career (Postdoctoral Fellows are not considered independent investigators).

The 2019 award-cycle opens on 21 January 2019, with a deadline of 15 March 2019.

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